more on -er (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Dec 1 15:50:48 UTC 2009

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of victor steinbok
> Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 12:21 AM
> Subject: Re: more on -er
> To take this in a somewhat different direction (tooting my own horn,
> in a way, I suppose), I am wondering if anyone's picked up on the fact
> that the conservative blogosphere (and Fox News with it, of course)
> has dubbed the East Anglia email swipe as "climategate". What's
> interesting about it is that the controversy supposedly attached to
> this "-gate" is imagined, but that's not the first time a fictitious
> controversy has received a "-gate" suffix.

Just curious -- In what way is the controversy "imagined" or
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