The use of the suffix "-gate"

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    Is anyone else annoyed by the use of the suffix "-gate" used to describe any controversy?

    Currently we have "Climategate". Last year there was "Troopergate"

    The only LEGITIMATE "-gate" was "Watergate", but that is only because "-gate" is part of the word "watergate".

    This is just like people adding "-holic" to everything relating to addiction...like "chocoholic" or "workaholic".

    "-holic" only truly applies to someone addicted to alcohol.
     
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    Are you mad about the whole xotoxigate thing about when you were sent to treatment for being a postaholic?
     
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    No. Don't let the gate hit ya on the way out. :D
     
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    I think you're all fartgates.
     
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    Though a few are urinegates as well.
     
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    The reason why Xotoxigate was a big deal was that all of the Xotoxiholics went through Xotoxiholic withdrawal when I was sent for treatment for my postaholism.
     
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    It's annoying, but the way it is.

    I'm annoyed by marketing hacks calling clearance sales "events", but howling at the moon over it does nothing.
     
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    is this the start of gaterage-gate?
     
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    But they ARE events! They're recession-busters! :rolleyes:
     
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    Taken from The Encyclopedia USMB
     

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