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Friday, July 16, 2010

#368: Overuse of the Suffix -gate

I am the only one that is tired and ceases to find amusing after 30 years the suffix of -gate applied to any scandal that might come up?  I mean, it was cute and original maybe for 20 years after Watergate, but the charm has been lost on me finally after reading a WSJ headline about "Antennagate" regarding the iPhone.  Journalists: please think of something original and stop rehashing this old trick when you can't think up another way to describe some scandal in your articles.  Thanks.  Severity: 1

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