- Grooming or the lack of it under our anti-COVID masks.
- Words so special to a country that we borrow theirs, such as “Schadenfreude.”
- Blogging tips.
What do they have in common? They’re among the activities that have unexpectedly cropped up since we’ve been sheltering-in-place.
- Hair: Some friends are letting theirs grow. Others have shaved their scalps. A bunch are letting their color and texture go natural.
- Authors are digging into writing and stats show that readers are reading for fun again. That’s how I discovered “Schadenfreude.” It’s an English noun borrowed from two German words, Schaden ‘harm’ and Freude ‘joy.’ Combined, they refer to pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
On my Facebook page, I invited friends to riff on “Schadenfreude”…
Pam Christmas: I enjoy singing it to the tune of Danke Schoen. Schadenfreude, darling, schadenfreude. A favorite word and feeling.
Angela L Brown: Holy crap! Did that dude who keeps yelling about my dogs just get bit by his own?! Schadenfreude, sucka!
Stella B. Katz: Here’s a GREAT example of what Yuman is feeling. My Yuman will be experiencing Schadenfreude when Drumpf loses in November.
Chrys Mumma: I hope when I experience schadenfreude, that I recognize it as hateful.
Robb Fulcher: Carl Jung surpassing his former mentor gave me Sigmund Schadenfreude.
Tao Walker: I cannot help but have this feeling of schadenfreude over the Jerry Falwell Jr. scandal.
Bonnie Noble Pacego: Lily felt schadenfreude when she secretly found the loot the robber dropped as he fled the bank!
Beth Pottiger Gorman: The schadenfreude on Johnny’s face was obvious when he found the baseball someone else left lay.
Corky Anderson: Rump = Schadenfreude “joy at the misfortune of another.”
John Saffery’s link here.
Carol Snyder Jarvela: I prefer the…