[Ads-l] Amelioration of "infamous"?

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 24 23:21:22 EDT 2016


LH:  << Lincoln and Booth are both famous, but (for most people) only one
of them is infamous. >>
WB:   << The Japanese were infamous for bombing Pearl Harbor.>> (Boo!)
          << The Japanese are famous for bombing Pearl Harbor. >> (Banzai!)

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