Why oh why must every scandal or controversy have the suffix “gate” added to the end of it?
Watergate was Watergate because the building was called, well, Watergate. And whoever added “-gate” to the next scandal, whatever it was, was quite clever. But now it’s just added to everything – we’ve had Irangate, Contragate, Monicagate, Bertiegate, and now of course Portraitgate.
I’m just hoping we never have any scandal surrounding our longest-running TV show (Latelategate), our most innovative theatre (TheGategate), or the winner of Irish Blog post of the year (K8theGr8G8).