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Definition: taking pleasure in the suffering of others


“Dad, do you know what schadenfreude is?” Homer: “No, I do not know what shaden-frawde is. [sarcasm] Please tell me, because I'm dying to know.” Lisa: “It's a German term for `shameful joy', taking pleasure in the suffering of others.” Homer: “Oh, come on Lisa. I'm just glad to see him fall flat on his butt!”

- Lisa Simpson

from 7F23 When Flanders Failed

Deciphering The Simpsons

My 5 Favorites

1. ahoy-hoy

2. specious

3. obsequious

4. perspicacity

5. salad days