June 5, 2008

Notoriously famous or famously notorious

Excerpt from an article in the Guardian about the 'US taste for ghoulish murderabilia'*
Many Americans are cheerfully oblivious of the distinction between glory and infamy. Indeed, it's telling that the very word "notorious" is so commonly misused in the US that most people think it means "famous".
So, which celebrity did this remind you of?

* I am
not sure the US is the only country with such morbid tastes... but lets not point fingers here. People who live in glass houses and all. (This also reminds me of an old quote that I first heard 20+ years back: "When you point a finger, remember that three point back at you.")

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