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<DIV><B>Subject:</B> schadenfreude: Dictionary.com Word of the Day</DIV></DIV>
<DIV><BR></DIV>Word of the Day for Monday August 22, 2005<BR><BR>   
schadenfreude \SHOD-n-froy-duh\, noun:<BR>   A  malicious  
satisfaction  obtained  from  the misfortunes of<BR>   
others.<BR><BR>     That  the  report  of 
Sebastian Imhof's grave illness might<BR>     also  
have  been  tinged  with Schadenfreude appears not 
to<BR>     have crossed Lucas's 
mind.<BR>     --Steven Ozment, [1]Flesh and 
Spirit<BR><BR>     He  died  three years after me 
-- cancer too -- and at that<BR>     time  I  
was  still  naive  enough to imagine that what 
the<BR>     afterlife  chiefly  provided  
were unrivalled opportunities<BR>     for unbeatable 
gloating, unbelievable schadenfreude.<BR>     --Will Self, 
[2]How The Dead Live<BR><BR>     Somewhere  out  
there,  Pi  supposed, some UC Berkeley 
grad<BR>     students  must  be shivering with a 
little Schadenfreude of<BR>     their own about what had 
happened to her.<BR>     --Sylvia Brownrigg, [3]The 
Metaphysical Touch<BR><BR>     The  historian  
Peter  Gay  --  who felt Schadenfreude as 
a<BR>     Jewish  child in Nazi-era Berlin, watching 
the Germans lose<BR>     coveted  gold  medals in 
the 1936 Olympics -- has said that<BR>     it "can be one of 
the great joys of life."<BR>     --Edward  
Rothstein,  "Missing  the  Fun  of  a Minor 
Sin,"<BR>     [4]New York Times, February 5, 
2000<BR>     
_________________________________________________________<BR><BR>   
Schadenfreude  comes from the German, from Schaden, "damage" 
+<BR>   Freude, "joy." It is often capitalized, as it is in 
German.<BR><BR>References<BR><BR>   1. <A 
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