Can you help me with my linguistic/vocabulary skills?
The German language has a word, Schadenfreude, which means satisfaction from the misfortune of others.
English does not really have a single word to express the same concept.
Is there a word, in any language, that describes the circumstance in which one really dislikes something, but simply is not able to disengage from it.
There are many examples of this. Reality TV is one for some people. It happens to me when Al Sharpton is on TV. I am sure there are others…
Anyway. Is there such a word?