Grammar and Punctuation The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation


A critic wrote: "Burgess gained notoriety with his wildly popular children's books." Another oft-abused word, notoriety has somehow become a good thing. But can't you hear the notorious in notoriety? There are all kinds of fame; notoriety is one of the bad kinds, just down the pike from infamy. This is a word best reserved for describing the world's scoundrels.

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