Schadenfreude in English (fwd)
hartmut at EMMA.RUC.DK
Mon May 5 23:37:42 UTC 1997
> The pleasure is not about the other's misfortune
> as such, but lies in some sense of satisfaction one get's out of it; it always
> implies some "I've told you so" or "You wouldn't listen" or "This serves
> you right".
So if I'm driving down the highway (or in a school speed zone) and
someone blows past me and I say "Cop bait!" (or "Kids jaywalk here!")
and then a little bit on I see them pulled over and getting a ticket, that glee
(You can forward my example on to the list if you think it would
advance the discussion any.)
Note: in South Carolina you can get a drivers license at 15 without
taking any drivers education. I learned to drive elsewhere. I didn't
used to yell at other cars.
egan at black.cla.sc.edu
...... exactly, that's Schadenfreude, I'd say.
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