"infamous" = celebrated

Michael McKernan mckernan at LOCALNET.COM
Thu Apr 27 02:34:54 UTC 2006

 Laurence Horn wrote:

> A student essay I was reading this week referred to
>Labov's "infamous Divergence Hypothesis" for AAVE/SAE, meaning (as
>far as I can tell) well-known but controversial.  It's not quite a
>simple synonym of "famous" yet, but it ain't what it used to be

If and when that happens, it may go down in history as a day of infamousness.

Michael McKernan

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