How many similar words can you think of for the word "gate"? Add to this list.
Did you know that Americans use gate as a suffix to refer to a political scandal or some kind of wrongdoing? We have Richard Nixon and Watergate to thank for that.
In recent history, many scandals or controversial events have received the suffix -gate. Here are a few. Match each with one of the scandals below.
|Former US president Bill Clinton|
|Governor candidate Charlei Crist|
|New Jersey Governor Chris Christie|
|Jimmy Carter and Billy Carter|
|New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady|
So, can you think of any local or national scandal that deserves tthe suffix -gate? Why/Why not?