An Exceptional (Terrible) Word

Posted: October 31, 2016 in Articles

“Why, sir, how do you feel about shadenfreude?”

“I’d say that the word is indeed delightful. Of course, having said that, shadenfreude is simply horrible.”

“I’m sorry, but you appear to have some conflicting opinions there, sir. Would you like to not have conflicting opinions? Please try again.”

“That won’t be necessary, but thank you for the offer. Please, sir, use your brain. You’ll soon find that my opinions are indeed living in most harmonious harmony.”

Yes, Bob should indeed use his brain. Oh, by the way, Bob is person #1 in the imaginary conversation above. Bill, person #2, thinks that shadenfreude is quite a fun word to say, but he despises shadenfreude, which is pleasure derived from another’s misfortune.

I appear to have gotten slightly off-topic. I recently encountered this word and it’s quite fun; I shall now use it whenever appropriate. If you didn’t know about this word, you learned a new word today! If not, well, hopefully the time you spent reading this article was well spent. Okay, maybe that’s a little much to hope. Hopefully, you don’t regret reading – no, that’s still too much.

Hopefully, this article is easy to forget!


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