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February 21, 2008

List of scandals with “-gate” suffix

“Since the Watergate scandal, the media has on occasion [*cough*] referred to social or political scandals by adding the suffix “-gate” to one of the key words used to describe the scandal. This new label has sometimes stuck but often a new name is used. The process is known as -gate construction.”

Has everyone in the media lost their ability to think up new and catchy names?

List of scandals with “-gate” suffix to prove my point.

49 Widely recognized scandals with a -gate suffix, and another 65 Less well-known scandals with a -gate suffix, or scandals that are in dispute of having a -gate suffix (some repeats of names for different events)

List of scandals with “-gate” suffix

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  • At 4:13 pm on February 22, 2008, Scuffy old Dad commented:

    I noticed that there are about hte same number of “gates” involving Republicans as there are Formula One drivers or is that redundancy?

  • At 9:06 pm on February 22, 2008, Dawn commented:

    That is ridiculous and goes with the other over used works like “..at the end of the day…” and “absolutely” and so many more.

  • At 1:46 pm on February 23, 2008, Wendy commented:

    If there is a controversy surrounding a gate, do they call it a “gate gate?”

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