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An Australianism we should import....

"Rort (verb or noun) : Cheating, fiddling, defrauding (expenses, the system etc.). Usually used of politicians.  Source  and here.

If the unbelievably tedious '-gate' suffix has to be applied to the shenanigans of the last few months, doesn't 'Rortgate' sound so  much neater than 'Expensesgate'?

Usage spotted here, and subsequently checked.

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Blogger James Higham said... 8:52 am

Rort is an expression which was employed endlessly by Paul Keating.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:31 am

Much though I dislike Keating's politics, his use of language is masterful.  



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