"a day that will live in infamy" (in a positive way)

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 2 17:11:22 UTC 2012

It actually seems to be fairly routine use on ESPN--and they've used as
both a positive and a negative. It almost seems to be an inside joke
with a couple of their anchors. I would not quite elevate it to a cliche
yet (especially given the reversal).


On 6/2/2012 12:13 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> I know I've usually heard it as "a day that will live in infamy", and
> I remember hearing FDR's actual recording (more than once) refer to
> 12/7/1941 as "a date which will live in infamy", but before tonight,
> I've never heard it used in celebration.
> LH

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