Guinness Book of Records please note.
Anthony Watts claims an Australian contributor to his blog was the first to dub the breaking CRU scandal “ClimateGate”:
Oh, and a note of acknowledgment to WUWT regular “bulldust” who coined the phrase “Climategate” right here on WUWT (Bulldust coined the phrase at 3:52PM PST Nov 19th) just hours after we broke the story. It was great to meet you in Perth.
Source: Watts Up With That?