Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Snackenfreude

This morning the front page of the paper announced that the DC Madam's phone list included the number of our self-righteous family-values senator. "What is that word, snackenfreude?" Sarah asked. "I think you mean schadenfreude," I responded.

But perhaps there's a coinism here:
snack·en·freu·de
n.
malicious joy in the bad snacks of others
Maybe.

2 comments:

  1. It could mean, snacking with relish at the sufferings of others, eg chomping popcorn at the funeral.

    A subcategory: the suffering in question might just be the lack of a snack: eg. Eddie Murphy's "You want some ice cream? You want some ice cream? Psych!"

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  2. Oh, totally. But I'm picturing the snacking while maliciously enjoying the sufferings of others...perhaps even while imagining their snacking. Nagin enjoying a Bracato's cannoli while enjoying the company of the "team member" of the madam?
    Hm....
    serious hardcore snackenfruede.

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