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Thread: Whose English do you Speak?

  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    The thing that's wrong with English is it doesn't have a word for Schadenfreude...
    ...it doesn't need to...it has schadenfreude...
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    We dO indeed have a word for schadenfreude- we just stole it from the Germans. That's the beauty of English.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    We dO indeed have a word for schadenfreude- we just stole it from the Germans. That's the beauty of English.
    ...*cough*...I believe that is what I suggested...
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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    We dO indeed have a word for schadenfreude- we just stole it from the Germans. That's the beauty of English.
    Seriously?

    I've never heard this word used in conversation.

    Re: the Nigerians their actual lingua franca is pidgin english, called Naija.
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  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by lamphun View Post
    Seriously?

    I've never heard this word used in conversation.
    ...it's used extensively in faculty conversations when an irritating colleague receives an embarrassing comeuppance...
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  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by harrymsmarkle View Post
    ...it's used extensively in faculty conversations when an irritating colleague receives an embarrassing comeuppance...
    Yes, right......
    I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by lamphun View Post
    Seriously?

    I've never heard this word used in conversation.
    It was frequently used online in the form of "Schadenboner" to illustrate...
    You get the drift.
    Then Mayor Pete says " Butt wait! There's more!"

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    It was frequently used online in the form of "Schadenboner"
    ...on Breitbart, you mean...
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