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#57023 - 02/15/02 09:18 AM New words in the news/Skategate
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Well, the Olympic figure skating debacle has provided us a fresh coinage: Skategate. (which I kinda like)

And, recently, as mentioned in Jazzo's thread, we've had Enronomics, Enronitis, and Enronistic...
(soon to come...Enronics? Enronical?)

Opinions of Skategate? Any other new or recent words to add?



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#57024 - 02/15/02 09:49 AM Re: New words in the news/Skategate
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Well we're currently in the middle of 'Garbagegate'

See http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4355436,00.html

extract:
Under fire for his role in aiding an Indian businessman to purchase Romania's major steel plant, Mr Blair angrily dismissed the accusations as "Garbagegate."

He added: "It's not Watergate, it is Garbagegate. It's the biggest load of garbage since the last load of garbage, which was Enron."




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#57025 - 02/15/02 10:47 AM Re: New words in the news/Garbagegate
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Garbagegate

I like it! It gives a new twist to meaning of the --gate suffix. Non-scandal rather than scandal.
A whole new word unto itself really.


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#57026 - 02/15/02 10:49 AM Re: New words in the news/Garbagegate
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Ah yes, but is it a 'non-scandal' to hide the real scandal??


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#57027 - 02/15/02 10:58 AM more sporting scandals
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and another current sporting scandal that should be of interest to those in NZ: Aucklandgate

http://makeashorterlink.com/?X64D22B6



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#57028 - 02/15/02 03:16 PM Re: New words in the news/copy cat
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copy cat

Yes...the cloned kitty.


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#57029 - 02/15/02 03:17 PM Re: New words in the news/copy cat
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the cloned kitty

Full name, Cc:.


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#57030 - 02/15/02 03:21 PM Re: Cloned kitty-cat
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#57031 - 02/15/02 09:13 PM Re: New words in the news/Skategate
Bobyoungbalt Offline
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My opinion of any new word incorporating the suffix 'gate' is 10 thumbs down. I pity anyone whose intellectual capacity is so meager and his imagination so lacking as to have to resort to anything so hackneyed. Give it a rest, for mercy's sake!


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#57032 - 02/16/02 09:23 AM Re: New "sports" aptronym
Keiva Offline
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President of Russian Figure Skating Federation: Valentin Piseev
[which I had recollected as Viktor Pisof. So close ... so close...]


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