Sunday, November 20, 2011

Schadenfreude or Epicaricacy

The word 'Schadenfreude' is one of my favourite German words. It is also one that is seeping back into the English language, seemingly because there is no equivalent English word for deriving pleasure from someone else's misfortune. However there is an English equivalent, or as English as you can get in the English language. The word is Epicaricacy. It seems to either be a new word to the English language or such a rare one that many of the online dictionaries do not contain the word.

Schadenfreude and it's English equivalents

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