So…this thread is…open?
Completely off topic, pedantic, and “get off my lawn” fist shaking follows:
Could we please, please, please find some other way to indicate an event is scandalous than to append “gate” to a word?
That was over 40 years ago. Was it really such a watershed event, did it make such a change in consciousness that we must continue to remember the name of a previously unknown hotel Every Single Time we feel betrayed?
Thank you for your time
You can thank Nixon’s former-speechwriter-turned-journalist William Safire for that, seemingly out of an attempt to make Watergate seem less important.
I think it kinda backfired, now no-one will ever forget the Watergate Scandal and how paranoid and corrupt the Nixon Administration was.