Thursday, January 24, 2002

"-gate" Watch


Andrew Sullivan (sorry, he doesn't seem to have permalinks) has been referring to the scandal involving Paul Krugman, Bill Kristol, and others accepting large fees from Enron for little or no work, as "Punditgate." Now, I enjoy Sullivan's writings, and I often agree with him, but as I outlined in my first post, this device of adding "-gate" to the end of something to indicate a scandal is one of the most trite, tired conventions in use today.

I'll continue to mind the "-gate", and post any more uses in this space.
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