Heute spreche ich ein weing Deutsch
I love the German language. Mark Twain expressed a different view, but I have always thought he was just having a little fun while secretely admiring the oddities of it all.
It’s the compound words with no direct translation to English that I adore.
Today’s example is Schadenfreude.
The literal translation is”damage joy”. It’s usual meaning is something like “taking pleasure in the misfortune of others.”
Now I don’t tend to engage in this type of practice for reasons that should be obvious to sane, compassionate people.
Some even say it is the work of the devil.
Others like to revel with the devil when it comes to pastimes such as sport, and the practice of Schadenfreude is commonplace when it comes to supporting your favorite team. You know, like when anybody beats Florida.
Excuse my German, but fucking A!
Oh, the timeline of it all! [from the LA Times]
USC sanctions to include bowl ban, loss of scholarships [Rocky Top Talk]
NCAA verdict will dock USC 20 scholarships, 2010-11 bowl games [Dr. Saturday]
Lane Kiffin’s master plan [Losers With Socks]
Kiffin watch: karma is a bitch, pal [Get the Picture]
Lane Kiffin and others receive the NCAA report [Everyday Should Be Saturday]