Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bill dug wha???

Bil-dungs-ro-man: (noun, pl.) a type of novel concerned with the education, development, and maturing of a young protagonist.

scha-den-freu-de: (noun) satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.

I love both these words. Being the bookish type that I am, I have mostly encountered these words in reference to various things literary. And I just think they're really, really cool.

Except I can NEVER remember their definitions. Every time I come across one of them, I have to look it up. Such is my lot in life. Sigh.

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