Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Paris loses out-Hilton fortune pledged to charity.


Schadenfreude

Noun. The malicious glee experienced from someone else's misfortune.


Derived from Schaden (damage, harm) and Freude (joy); Schaden derives from the Middle High German schade, from the Old High German scado, and freude comes from the Middle High German vreude, from the Old High German frewida, from frō, (happy).

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