Why not just define Watergate (sense 2) as "Any scandal, especially one involving public officials and a cover-up"? Then everyone could understand the definition! Dbfirs 21:52, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
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- Any proper name can be used to refer to what it exemplifies (a Thatcher, a Kissinger, a Kennedy, a Vietnam). Only some become eponyms: solon/Solon. This one doesn't seem likely to get there, let alone be there. DCDuring TALK 16:12, 8 May 2009 (UTC)