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 Post subject: Infamous??
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:05 pm 
I find the use of the word infamous to describe the the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima to be disrespectfull. Maybe you dont know the meaning of the word or it was a feable attempt a sarcasm. It insults all who served thier country in one of the most hellish battles fought by American troops.

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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:56 pm 
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Use of the word is out of ignorance - not for intentional disparagement - would be my guess. It's the Archie Bunker syndrome.


Main Entry: in·fa·mous
Pronunciation: 'in-f&-m&s
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin infamis, from in- + fama fame
1 : having a reputation of the worst kind
2 : causing or bringing infamy : DISGRACEFUL
3 : convicted of an offense bringing infamy

- Kirt Blattenberger :smt024

Posted  11/12/2012