[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 27 16:57:53 EDT 2018


Here's the direct quote from Kilmeade (Fox and Friends, 8/23):

"Technical Sergeant John Chapman will live on in infamy for his act on the
battlefield. When your courage and your timber is tested, he stood strong."

https://archive.org/details/FOXNEWSW_20180823_100000_FOX__Friends/start/1760/end/1830

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 3:46 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> <infamy> (good meaning)
> LH:  <<  Is this shift described in print somewhere? >>
> WB:  Beats me. Kilmeade's most recent <infamy> (in a good sense) was
> (something like) "his story will live in infamy". Brian Killmeade was
> referring to Air Force Tech Sgt John A. Chapman, who died while trying to
> save a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan; after TRUMP POSTHUMOUSLY HONORS MILITARY
> HERO with an MOH. That was August 22.
>
>

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