5 definitions by genericwaz

Top Definition
Someone who appears to obsess and gloat over gloomy matters.

One who has looked life directly in the face and lived.

A person who can just about cope with reality and finds himself on a mission to wake other people up to what he thinks is going on around them.

A person whose default position to any statement by persons claiming authority is one of scepticism or outright disbelief.
Miserablist Larkin loved his mum and dad after all.
by genericwaz January 18, 2010
a person who is the subject of a scam or swindle particularly by email.

one who has been scammed or swindled.
The person executing the scam is henceforth referred to as the "scammer." The victim as the "scamee."
by genericwaz January 17, 2010
that peculiar satisfaction which arises from an understanding of the (often ludicrously simple) mechanisms by which others are scammed, defrauded and swindled.

Schwindelfreude unlike schadenfreude entails no absolute failure of empathy or compassion for one's fellow man.

The experience now called schadenfreude has been with us a long time and Aristotle uses the the term "epikhairekakia" for the pleasure derived from witnessing the dismal fortune of another.

The experience now called schwindelfreude appears to have passed unnoted by Aristotle. But as swindle and rip-off are an inevitable feature of human relationships that curious satisfaction which settles upon us as we process an account of the latest scam was probably just as well known to our ancestors.
I was reading your most informed article on explosion of the G spot scam. As a matter of fact I am in grip of Two Million Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$2,800,000.00) and need your co-operation to use this Money without any problem for research schwindelfreude in this G spot area. I would appreciate the names and contact details of all the female twins you mention.
Telegraph 06/01/2010 Comments "So the G spot doesn't exist after all? Thank God"
by genericwaz January 07, 2010
to provide an overwhelming quantity of statistics (often irrelevant and sometimes completely spurious) in response to an enquiry.

a practise often favoured by government spokespersons.
Prime Ministers Questions only provide Mr Brown with further opportunities to demonstrate his criminal capacity to obfustate.
by genericwaz January 19, 2010
the scam perpetrated by manufacturers, particularly of chocolate and sweets, who over time reduce the weight and volume of product content but conceal this through clever packaging and the incremental nature of the shrinkage.
This schwindenschwindel will clearly have an impact on inflation statistics and must be seen as a positive as far as government is concerned.
by genericwaz January 19, 2010

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