Thursday, December 20, 2007

As annoying as the "-gate" suffix.

As my co-worker would say, "Really?" At least most of the quotations had the good grace to place the word within quotation marks. And, since that came up, let me say that find the term "scare quotes" for what was around those two words back there really irritating.

ageism

Prejudice or discrimination against people on the grounds of age; age discrimination, esp. against the elderly. Cf. RACISM b, SEXISM.

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