2008年12月11日 星期四

a crescendo of schadenfreude,





The Good News From Illinois

By GAIL COLLINS
These are troubled times when people yearn for diversion, so feel free to indulge in a little schadenfreude at the expense of the governor of Illinois.



a crescendo of schadenfreude

[it.]>ad., a., n. (pl. ~s) 【楽】次第に強く(なる)(こと,音); (勢いなどの)盛り上がり; 〔話〕 クライマックス.


'There Is a God'

Eliot Spitzer
Wall Street was awash with schadenfreude on Monday, as many financial types took pleasure in seeing a scandal rise up over New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who was linked to a prostitution ring.

During his years as the state's attorney general, Mr. Spitzer had fiercely sought to punish investment banks, insurance companies, research analysts and the New York Stock Exchange for a litany of perceived sins, assuming the mantle of "Mr. Clean."

On CNBC on Monday, markets reporter Bob Pisani quoted an unnamed trader's reaction, which spoke for the vast majority on the Street. "There is a God," the trader reportedly said.



schadenfreude

(shäd'n-froi') pronunciation
n.

Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

[German : Schaden, damage (from Middle High German schade, from Old High German scado) + Freude, joy (from Middle High German vreude, from Old High German frewida, from frō, happy).]


Scha・den・freu・de


[G.] n. 他人の不幸を喜ぶこと.


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hanching chung 提到...

When Harvard announced last month that it had found the psychologist Marc Hauser “solely responsible” for eight instances of scientific misconduct, the news generated front-page headlines and streams of schadenfreude-laced commentary in the blogosphere.