[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."


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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