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Re: Irony



Tim May <[email protected]> observered:

>In German we have this concept called "schadenfreude," which basically
>means "delight at the misfortune of others."
>
>Or, more Calvinistically, delight that the chickens have come home to
>roost, that evolution is indeed working, and that people are getting what
>they earned.

	Ja, schadenfreude (a true gem of a word) is a appropriate response
to any geldverlegenheit which might bedevil some dummkopf who sneers at a
good-hearted effort to jump a language barrier.

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