You can combine these words in more or less any permutation, and add new ones to convey new developments, in a kind of prefab mechanical substitute for actual writing. Thus:
Gaffe quiz row
A minister has said something that attracted more than the usual level of criticism. Opposition MPs have asked the minister why he said it. The minister has replied that these questions were inappropriate.
Gaffe quiz row probe bid
Somebody of any or no significance has proposed an inquiry into the matter.
Gaffe quiz row probe bid boost
Somebody of slightly more significance has agreed.
Gaffe quiz row probe bid boost snub clash pledge
The Prime Minister has ruled out an inquiry; the Leader of the Opposition has argued that this is a bad decision, and said that he will hold an inquiry if he wins the next election.
Gaffe quiz row probe bid boost snub clash pledge plea storm
The minister has requested that people do something called ‘focusing’ on something called ‘the real issues’; assorted newspaper pundits, probably including the one writing this piece, have disagreed with his analysis.
Gaffe quiz row probe bid boost snub clash pledge plea storm shock
Ditto, but it’s interesting. Why not read on? Please?
One could add ‘surge’, ‘blow’, ‘slump’, ‘hope’, ‘fear’ and others. And there’s a similar set of verbs – ‘axe’, ‘spark’, ‘oust’, ‘brand’, ‘slam’ – but already I feel dirty. Need to go and wash my keyboard out with bleach…