concatenation [kɒnˌkætɪˈneɪʃən]Apparently, this concatenation features the linking of a lot of bad things.
1. a series of interconnected events, concepts, etc.
2. the act of linking together or the state of being joined
3. (Philosophy / Logic) Logic a function that forms a single string of symbols from two given strings by placing the second after the first
Another word: I was reading a Washington Post story about the Monday Night Football game and came across this sentence/paragraph -- In the schadenfreude spirit of any good reality show, the main characters are so pitiful and pathetic that even the most depressed and downtrodden viewers begin to feel good about their own lives. Naturally, I had to look up schadenfreude.
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy
: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others
I can see that; it fits with the Redskins.
Oh, if you're wondering, I'm not a Redskins fan; I love football.
Book 'em, Dano: I came across this article on a book about self-editing. I can't recommend it, since I haven't read it. If you're into self-help books, you might look into it. Me? I probably won't. I edit, therefore I am.
Contact: Reach me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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