Jeremiad

In his article in the latest Newsweek about Al Gore and Bill Bradley, Jonathan Alter used the word “jeremiad.” This piqued my interest, as you might expect. I should have guessed the etymology as biblical and hence the meaning. Here’s the listing from dictionary.com:

noun
a prolonged lamentation or mournful complaint.

If I ever decide to change the name of this site, it sounds like a good alternative.

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