Paul Frank paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Thu Nov 18 10:59:17 UTC 2010

Dramarama: not the alternative rock band or the British TV series but
the word used to describe the dramatizing of events that are either
trivial or ought to be considered trivial. I don't see it in the OED.
The word is good enough for the Washington Post:

Over the past two decades, the reputation of the entire royal family
has steadily declined from regal to rancid. There was the divorce of
Charles's brother, Andrew, not to mention further dramarama earlier
this year when his former wife, the Duchess of York ("Fergie"), was
caught on video arranging payment for access to her ex.


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