I like words.  Language, turns of phrase are endlessly interesting for me.

Courtesy of German.

Schadenfreude – the pleasure we get when a friend fails.

Heimweh – the longing for ones home

Treibwerk –  A work of passion.

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‘It was clear that his sense of his own worth had ballooned since they had seen him last.  His movements were slower and more rounded, and there was a new quality of ripeness in his way of speaking, as if he were listening to himself through headphones.  He was trying on the part of the distinguished man’

– from ‘Breakable You’ by Brian Morton.

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