Schottenfreude From the New York Times – German words for the human condition: Schottenfreude – Op-Art – NYTimes.com. For my two sisters who speak German. (And the rest of you, who also do.) Share this:FacebookEmailTwitterPinterestMoreTumblrPrintLinkedInRedditPocketLike this:Like Loading... By Anne Anne is a librarian by day. By night, she reads. She knits. She watches movies and television shows. She enjoys board games. And posting on royal related forums. View all of Anne's posts.