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    I am happy that John won, but I am happier that Phil lost.

    Does this mean:
    1-Phil's losing makes me happier than John's winning.
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    2-Phil's losing plus John's winning makes me happier than John's winning alone.

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    The speaker has a dislike for Phil, apparently, and even though he is happy to see John win, seeing Phil lose gave him an additional feeling of satisfaction.

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