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    #1

    malicious pleasure is the best pleasure

    Are there any idioms or sayings like this in english that people say when they delight in other people's misfortunes.
    It's usually used jokingly and not in very harmful cases.
    If you spill a cup of coffee and your trousers get wet your friend may laugh at you.Even the victim might say this in this case

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    #2

    Re: malicious pleasure is the best pleasure

    Hmmm,

    Do you mean like when you are walking along and someone trips over their shoe lace and you say...

    "Enjoy your trip?"


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    #3

    Re: malicious pleasure is the best pleasure

    The term we use for this is a German loan word: Schadenfreude

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    Re: malicious pleasure is the best pleasure

    OK thanks guys
    "enjoy your trip" in that case sounds fine/terrible

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