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Shaftenfreude

By Teri Karush Rogers | May 3, 2010 - 12:22PM 

shaft en freude - n. Delight triggered by a less-than-flattering view of a neighbor or neighbor's apartment across an airshaft.

Glancing into the toy-crammed living room across the way, Monica felt a tingle of shaftenfreude over the fact that her own children were long past the Big Toy phase.

 

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