This is a list of scandals or controversies whose names include a "-gate" suffix, by analogy with the Watergate scandal , as well as other incidents to which the suffix has often facetiously been applied. Use of the "-gate" suffix has spread beyond American English to many other countries and languages. The suffix -gate derives from the Watergate scandal of the United States in the early s, which resulted in the resignation of U. President Richard Nixon. The suffix has become productive as a libfix and is used to embellish a noun or name to suggest the existence of a far-reaching scandal , particularly in politics and government. As a CBC News column noted in , the term may "suggest unethical behaviour and a cover-up ".
List of words having different meanings in American and British English (M–Z)
List of words having different meanings in American and British English (M–Z) - Wikipedia
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Parmalat was founded in as a family-run farm in Northern Italy. In the years that followed, the company grew into one of the largest dairy and food companies in Italy and eventually became a multinational conglomerate. At the time of its crisis in , Parmalat listed subsidiaries in 48 different countries. During this year period, Parmalat executives used a wide range of unethical techniques to extend the fraud.
The first draft of this post appeared 9 years ago, after my frustrating experience of trying to open a Thai bank account. I was tired of extortionate withdrawal fees when using my home bank cards, not to mention problems with ATMs not accepting my card s at critical moments — such as on nights out on the town. I tried at least five different branches of different bank brands before I had success in opening an account. What struck me were the differing requirements from branch-to-branch, and the fact that few bank staff knew the rules that were listed on the company website.