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what is with all the gates?

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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:27 PM
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Question:
Why have we labeled so many conspiracies , especially recently, gates.
We have Twittergate, Pizzagate, Inflategate, Emailgate, letsjustmakecrapupgate, just to name a few.

Why do we keep naming conspiracies gate?

Is adding gate to the end of a word like the official conspiracy tag?

Inquiring minds want to know

I mean open the gate and share the reasons with those of us who can't figure out how to open the gate.

#conspiracygateGate




posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: Squirlli

Watergate?



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: Blueracer

I know why watergate is called watergate, that is the name of the hotel that stuff happened at. Gate wasn't actually added.

but yes, watergate...gate.

and now gate is starting to look spelled wrong.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: Squirlli





The original "gate" scandal got its name from the Watergate Hotel, where two politically motivated burglaries took place in 1972. The Watergate scandal ultimately led to the resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon on August 9, 1974.


Wiki list of 'gates'

Adding 'gate' is basically a way of signifying a scandal ; i.e. the 'thing' implicitly being as much if a scandal as the Watergate scandal. Today, though, it is mostly used hyperbolically.



edit on 22-11-2016 by DupontDeux because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: Squirlli
a reply to: Blueracer

I know why watergate is called watergate, that is the name of the hotel that stuff happened at. Gate wasn't actually added.

but yes, watergate...gate.

and now gate is starting to look spelled wrong.

Probably Mandelagate.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

oh dear.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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This is the Dawning of the Hyperbolegate.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: DupontDeux

first Thank you so much for the list of gates.

second

so basically what your saying is people are lazy and just add gate to the end, because like the Watergate scandal, whatever it is, is also a scandal.

#scandalgate



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: masqua

That is pretty awesome. I like the color combos.

#ilikeyourgate



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: Squirlli

I can't wait for gategate. With the us open border , gategate should already be a scandalgate.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: Squirlli
Yes, "Watergate" was the original model.
Back in Reagan's time, there was a scandal involving dealings with Iran and the "Contras" in the Honduras. The media had trouble with this one, because "Irangate" and "Hondurasgate" were not easy to pronounce. They finally settled for "Contragate".



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: Squirlli

Yep, Watergate and the propensity for humans to compare. Gate is now the cliche to to to make something sound like we should pay attention to it.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:01 PM
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well thank you everyone for helping me understand why there are so many gates.

Thank you for the links, the laughs, and the information.

This is all because I couldn't answer this question for my husband.

He is also thankful for everyone's input.

#gateclosed



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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Building a wall of conspiracies!




posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: GodEmperor

Wallgate.... no that sounds horrible.

maybe fencegate... nope that sucks too

But Trump said he was gonna build a wall but a fence is cool in some places, sooo..
Wallfencegate

lets just call it immigrantgate
no thats racist...

lets call it

YouShallNotPassGate


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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: Squirlli

Oh right, Trump Wall...

I think the inundation of conspiracy-gates is for the purpose of muddying the waters. I'm referring to the -gates as a wall of conspiracies, because you can't see the truth on the other side.

As for the proposed wall to the south, it will have enough gates with better access to render the point moot. All we can hope for is better documentation along with the ease of access.

An illegal asked me about the Trump wall thing, 'Does he realize we have ladders?'.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: GodEmperor

LadderGate!!



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:50 PM
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yeah - the preposity for adding the suffix -gate to EVERYTHING is lazy and stupid

it personally offends me due to my intimate involvement in the ape-gate project

FFS - its a perfectly innocent inittative to faculitate my fellow simians passage throught walls and fences

but no - retards hear -gate and leap to the conclusion that its some expose of my malfeasance



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: Squirlli

Yeah, pretty much. It's an uncreative way of saying "Hey! Pay attention to this! I think it's scandalous & outrageous and so should you!".



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

GrapeApeGate!!

I honestly feel though that apes don't have time for gates, they can and will just climb right over.



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