infamous = 'talked-about; popular'

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 20 17:48:44 UTC 2013

On Feb 20, 2013, at 10:02 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> ...Possibly I am in error, but as I switched on the TV I thought I heard
> someone describe the President quite neutrally as "the ringleader of the
> free world."
> Not a reliable attestation. Just a warning.
> JL

…and it's one small step from ringleader to mastermind.


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