A dress that will live in infamy?

President Franklin Roosevelt described December 7, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, as a “date that will live in infamy.” In the U.S., it is an infamous date; a date with an exceedingly bad reputation; a heinous date; a notorious date. It’s hard to imagine how Pippa Middleton’s dress could be a heinous dress with a notorious, exceedingly bad reputation. But that’s what the brainiacs at yahoo.com allege:

fp infamous gown

Ms. Middleton’s gown may be well-known. It may be famous. But it is not infamous. Someone needs to spend a little more time with a dictionary.

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4 Responses to “A dress that will live in infamy?”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    There’s probably a word that fits the situation (perhaps not as well as Ms Middleton’s dress….), but I can;t think of it.

    As to the quote “Recognition has its …. backside”, to a British English speaker, “backside” refers to a portion of the anatomy seldom revealed to public view.

  2. lectorconstans Says:

    PS: I finally found the quote. She’s a bright lady.


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