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kvetch

and quetch (kvɛtʃ and kʍɛtʃ)
1. in. to complain. (From German quetschen, “to squeeze,” via Yiddish.) Quit your kvetching!
2. n. a complainer. What a kvetch you are!
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All Jewish communities include or included Talmud scholars, and all have traditions of kvetching.
Unless and until Bush blows a genuine crisis, kvetching about lack of coherence in global affairs has about as much resonance as a Sunday New York Times editorial.
For all the kvetching about government, the corporation permeates our lives in much more basic ways.
We have long enjoyed kvetching about the inside, outside, all sides of politics, policy and culture.
Lastly, it was easy to assume that most of the kvetching about Avril Lavigne's new video Japanese-themed "Hello Kitty'' was overstated.
A specialist in worry, I was capable of turning lamentation into kvetching, vitriol, and rant.
All of the prep work is already done with chef-prepared meals and heating instructions are even included with delivery, so New Yorkers can spend less time kvetching in the kitchen and more time with friends and family.
But USC's face-plant across town reduced what could have been a firestorm of Dorrell-bashing to the usual Bruins-only kvetching.
In a kvetching mood he wrote: "Music is rare here, and there is not a picture gallery in the country.
Bergling, the author of Sissyphobia, prefers playing conduit to gay men's kvetching to playing commentator.
And what are Eugene activists and The Register-Guard incessantly kvetching about?
Syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage's feature on the Iowa Republican caucus--his kvetching about a head cold, and a tongue-in-cheek mention of licking doorknobs to pass it on to Christian Coalition candidate Gary Bauer--so alarmed conservative critics that he's been charged with voting fraud for registering a hotel room as his Iowa address.
Readers of Harvey Pekar's influential autobiographical comic book, the ironically titled American Splendor, are used to hearing the irascible author gripe about the little things in life: we've heard him kvetching as he serves on jury duty, wheedles his magazine editors, and hassles his co-workers at the Cleveland Veterans Administration hospital.
One hesitates even to appear to add to all this kvetching.
It's not just congressional Democrats who are kvetching.