Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Feb 17 15:27:49 UTC 2006

>On Thu, 16 Feb 2006 23:33:41 -0500, Laurence Horn typed:
>>  Not *my* coinage, but it did appear in yesterday's Yale Daily News,
>>  and Google shows another couple hundred hits.  Any better monikers
>>  around for it?
>There's the obvious "Cartoongate", and for one particular drawing,
>Chris Waigl
>well, they aren't caricatures, nor all of them cartoons

And "Cartoongate", while obvious, is misguided, since there's no
scandal-cum-cover-up involved, as far as I can tell.  Now given the
initial suppression and the subsequent downplaying of Darth Cheney's
little shoot-up down in Texas might have earned the sobriquet of
Quailgate.  Oops, take it back: 10,400 ghits.  Now *that* makes some
sort of sense.  But Cartoongate?  Boo.  And "Intoonfada" is too
inelegant.  "Bombohammed"?  Too specific, and not great either.  The
prize is still unclaimed.


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