People Invent Funny Words: Schaedenfatte

Okay, now that we all know what a muffin top is, let’s learn about schaedenfatte:

Schaedenfatte: shaw-den-FAH-tuh, etym. from the German, schaedenfraude. (n.) 1. the feeling of pleasure upon seeing someone for whom one once held unrequited romantic and/or lustful feelings who has now become fat. 2. the taking of such pleasure.

With summer being the season of weddings (and, along with reunions, weddings being the place where people people who haven’t seen eachother for years cross paths…), I suppose you might also call it the season of schaedenfatte.

But in saying that I’ve probably set myself up for problems at every wedding I go to this summer. Hrm.