Wednesday, July 19, 2006

the legendary

so i clicked on an article on cnn about rep. cynthia mckinney.

most of the article is not about her tho, but about the republican primary, and thus the opponent whom she will be facing in the election in the fall.

one of the repubs battling it out for the nom was george wallace, jr. son, of course, of that george wallace. here's how cnn describes him:

In Alabama, George Wallace Jr. -- son of the legendary Alabama governor and presidential candidate -- lost his bid...

legendary? doesn't that have a somewhat positive connotation? wouldn't infamous be a better term? perhaps notorious? or even more neutral, just "well known"?

1 Comments:

At 11:37 AM GMT-5, Blogger gtfhwzk said...

Perhaps the author was using the word legendary in the sense of fictitious - implying that they refused to believe in the existence of George Wallace.

 

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