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#57023 - 02/15/02 02:18 PM New words in the news/Skategate  
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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?



#57024 - 02/15/02 02:49 PM 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

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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."




#57025 - 02/15/02 03:47 PM 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.


#57026 - 02/15/02 03:49 PM Re: New words in the news/Garbagegate  
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Ah yes, but is it a 'non-scandal' to hide the real scandal??


#57027 - 02/15/02 03:58 PM 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



#57028 - 02/15/02 08:16 PM Re: New words in the news/copy cat  
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copy cat

Yes...the cloned kitty.


#57029 - 02/15/02 08:17 PM Re: New words in the news/copy cat  
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the cloned kitty

Full name, Cc:.


#57030 - 02/15/02 08:21 PM Re: Cloned kitty-cat  
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#57031 - 02/16/02 02:13 AM Re: New words in the news/Skategate  
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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!


#57032 - 02/16/02 02:23 PM Re: New "sports" aptronym  
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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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