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  • Madam, – Patrick Skene Catling, in reviewing the book of the day, Splendour & Squalor, states that “Schadenfreude is a German word with no one-word English equivalent”.

    English Schadenfreude

  • Schadenfreude -- a German word for glee over the misfortune of others -- is actually as American as casino gambling.

    The Fame Game: Why Everyone's Gloating

  • Schadenfreude is German for pleasure at another's misfortune.

    A Disproportionate Life

  • Schadenfreude - a German word meaning 'pleasure taken from someone else's misfortune'.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Schadenfreude, a German word that has been adopted by the Anglo-Saxon press, means to take pleasure in the misfortune of others.

    The Moderate Voice

  • Schadenfreude, a German word that means to take malicious satisfaction in another's misfortunes, may explain why Tiger Woods's peccadilloes are so enjoyable.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • It is no accident that the word Schadenfreude -- translated as joy at another's misfortune -- is a uniquely German coinage.

    Robert Kuttner: Europe on the Brink

  • This topic—getting fired—should come under the title Schadenfreude, since most of the people interviewed for this book have triumphed over their humiliating consignments to Siberia by the very nature of their comparative success in life, or if not in life, then in their chosen professions.

    Fired!

  • "Schadenfreude" is German, though it was long ago adopted as an official English word just press F12 on your Mac and type it into the dictionary - you'll find that it's there.

    It's called "zeitgeist," have you heard of it?

  • Schadenfreude is all very well -- I'm an addict, actually -- but let's aim that emotion at the right target.

    Archive 2009-06-01

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