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On A Joyful & Malicious History Of 'Schadenfreude'

@grandpa27
Yeah, well, I guess you have to be, like, German to feel, understand and appreciate gemütlichkeit.
You know, like the Norwegians and "hyggelig".

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 4:36 am 0

On A Joyful & Malicious History Of 'Schadenfreude'

@joythemanatee
I couldn't agree more. If there was no such thing/feeling as schadenfreude, tabloid 'newspapers' would not exist.

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 4:30 am 0

On A Joyful & Malicious History Of 'Schadenfreude'

@Ham_Snadwich
Sorry to be pedantic, but it's "Backpfeifengesicht". There is no such word as "Geseicht".

Backpfeife = a slap to ones face.

Backpfeifengesicht = someone whose very looks makes you want to slap him around.
Also: someone who obviously already has been slapped around a lot.

Backe = cheek (technically on your bottom, but in colloquial use also on your face).

Gesicht = face.

Seicht = shallow.

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 4:27 am 0