Getting the best of you.

Today was one of those words that language failed me, so I decided to fix it.

Continuing along my theme from yesterday, I posed a question to Twitter and Faceebook this afternoon:

Is there a German loan word for weird feeling you get when someone you dislike immensely does something nice?

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There were a few suggestions, but I landed on Stolzhassen. Schadenfreude literally translated means "Harm Joy". Stolzhassen is "Pride Hate."

ENJOY.

ETA: I decided it might need to be even more passive aggressive, so in Scots Gaelic it's leomfuath. Which sounds like a goat coughing but i might like it better.

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