Rob Manker on Watergate-isms:
The greatest political scandal in American history — it toppled a presidency, jaded public perception of government and introduced us to G. Gordon Liddy’s mustache — still holds a lasting, transformative effect on journalism 40 years later. And it must be stopped.
By now, you might be cursing a certain four-letter word. OK, not a word. A suffix. A tired, cliched, insufferable suffix.
It’s a real Usagegate… That it’s been used for 40 years, it reveals something. Have there been no other scandals in the last 40 years that might give us a new way to refer to something scandalous?
Here’s a Wikipedia list of scandals with the ‘-gate’ suffix, but not on the list (yet) is the latest from Apple.