[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 27 07:48:58 EDT 2018


RE: <infamy> 'ill repute, ill fame, loss of reputation, disgrace,
discredit, shame, dishonour'. But
the word is consistently given a positive spin by Brian Kilmeade of
FoxNews: <infamy>
 'good repute, positive fame, honour'. Such a positive re-interpretation of
the negative "day that
will live in infamy" flips it the other side of FDR's rough draft neutral
"day that will live in history".

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