Thursday, April 22, 2010

Please stop with the -gate suffix

Here's more for NewsTilt:

Wikipedia has a page listing scandals that have been named using the suffix -gate. There’s Camillagate, Fajitagate, Kanyegate, two Spygates, three Strippergates and 132 more. With 140 -gates recognized by Wikipedia it’s time to retire this overused and misleading suffix.

And here's the rest.


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