"infamous" = famous

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Feb 20 01:13:04 UTC 2005

Becoming endemic but not in OED, "infamous" as "well-known; famous" :


"Carrot-chomping Bugs Bunny is joined by animated favourites Daffy Duck, Wile E Coyote, the Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner and Lola Bunny.

"However, hardcore fans are in for a shock - the trademark characteristics will be gone, as will their infamous names.

"Bugs is set to be renamed Buzz Bunny, while Daffy Duck will sport a built-in sonar."

"Futuristic makeover for Bugs Bunny and Co," icWales, the national website of Wales,(
Feb. 18, 2005.

(The story reported is itself worthy of infamy  - in the old sense.)


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