[Ads-l] "deflate-gate"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 23 00:17:39 UTC 2015

And perhaps SPNOTY (Sports Proper Noun of the Year) -- 
"Deflatriot."  The definition probably hasn't quite settle down yet 
-- but I sense something like "Person in the New England Patriots' 
organization who either performed, requested, ordered, or was aware 
of deflation of game footballs," as in the alleged NY Daily News's 
"Deflatriots CHATED!" It also occurs (sometimes uncapitalized) as an 
attributive adjective; once as a verb ("Deflatriot fans gonna 
deflatriot"); and once with capitals for both D and F.


At 1/19/2015 07:12 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>I was watching the network news and poised to predict to the list 
>the rise of a new early WOTY candidate, "deflate(-)gate", but then I 
>thought of googling first, and sure enough it's all over the web 
>already.  Gotta work on that trigger finger!

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