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Schadenfreude is like, awesome!

schadenfreude schadenfreude schadenfreude... It always amazes me how nobody actually knows how you should pronounce it..

shadenfroide shaydnfroude shadehnfreudeh :D

schaden means damage or harm and freude is joy. harm joy! So much less awesome... schadenfreude > harm joy.

Also, beer.

What a coincidence!

Schadenfreude is one of my spelling bee words (my school spelling bee is June 3rd). It is my favorite German word on the list.

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@Frontcannon - Gasp, right?

@Andrew - This is America. I dunno where you live, but here, they sue people and companies for the stupidest things.

EXAMPLE

A person orders a coffee and apple pie at McDonalds. He claims to have 'burned his tongue' on the apple pie because there was no 'CAUTION HOT' notice. He gets $5,000,000.

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You can get coffee at McDonalds?

Bu anyway things like that do happen in America..

You can get coffee from 7-11 if you would like. I always brew my own coffee. Unfortunately, lawsuits run way out of control in this country. Anybody is willing to sue the pants off of corporations just to get rich quick and not have to work a day in their life. I mean, if I sneeze, I probably would get sued because I don't use tissue paper and just my handkerchief.

Officially retired from this forum. Have a nice day.

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Yeah

sue the pants off of corporations

I remember there was a stupid court rule about pants somewhere... I'll try to find it...

Edit: Found it! I'm not going to link to the site because there are some bad things (not that bad), and I had to edit it.

Here it is:

Judge Roy Pearson launched a legal siege on a dry cleaners over a lost pair of pants, claiming $67 million compensation. If you just said, "$67 dollars? Those must have been some nice pants!" then you should know that you skipped a word.

Clearly these $67 million pants were stitched from the Turin Shroud using threads picked from the canvas of the Mona Lisa. To reclaim his loss, Pearson adapted the legal system into a game of "hunt the poor people," pursuing the immigrant owners of Custom Cleaners for over two years.

Pearson claims the cleaners lost the pants to a $1,000 suit. They claimed they found them later that week, but he disagreed. They then offered him $12,000 compensation, but he demanded the more reasonable figure of $67 million, which we've repeated a number of times now in case your eyes blocked it out before to protect your sanity.

After two full years of everyone on the planet telling him he was totally insane, he lowered the claim. To $54 million. You might recognize that as 50,000 times the cost of the original item, which he claimed accounted for his inconvenience. The legal fees ($80,000) nearly drove the cleaners back to South Korea until a community effort raised the money to pay the bill.

He lost the case, lost his job as an Administrative Law Judge, was divorced by his wife, and faces bankruptcy. Upon realizing he'd become the star of a heavy-handed parable, Peterson apologized to the world and said he'd learned valuable lesson about the evil of pants. Ha, no, not really. He filed for the court to reconsider the decision, and when they refused, he launched a full appeal.

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"The truth is just an excuse for having a lack of imagination."

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I once heard a teacher had sued a 14-year-old student, because she'd drawn a rabbit on the blackboard, being aware that the teacher had a bunnyphobia. I don't know whether the teacher got any compensation :D

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Please forgive my possible complaints. I'm but an annoying little perfectionist when it comes to using english...

"I tremble in the presence of your terrifying skills of gardening."

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Huh. Bought a book for £3 at Winchester today with four others. It sells, on average, for around £100. Nice.

What said book is this?

And speaking of buying books, I got two today from Waterstones : Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, and The Divine Comedy by Dante. The latter might take a while to read through :D

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What said book is this?

And speaking of buying books, I got two today from Waterstones : Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, and The Divine Comedy by Dante. The latter might take a while to read through :D

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott. Along with the four other books I bought, I've got a collection worth about £200 if i fund a lucky buyer. Of course, they're far too beautiful to sell.

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Here's a random news from Yahoo.

I guess after 40 years of putting up with his "Inconvenient Truth" she just decided he was a blowhard.

Good job, Al Gore. Tipper is now fed up with your lack of common sense and idiocy. How she put up with you is beyond my ability to compute, but hey, you did try to run for president and when that failed, she 86'd you.

Officially retired from this forum. Have a nice day.

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