Best word in the Bee tonight: weltschmerz.
I heard the definition and thought, I need to work that into an entry. Of course, I didn't think I'd have cause to work it in so quickly (and with such a pathetic amount of effort).
Just after I had that thought I realized it would be the word that would bring down runner-up (and the pride of Canada) Finola Mei Hwa Hackett.
It certainly brought some depression, likely north of the border. In an ideal world, perhaps a Canadian would take the trophy (and then Americans would balk at watching it in primetime next year, and ABC would not screw it up again). Sigh.