NOTORIETY, n. The fame of one's competitor for public honors. The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity. A Jacob's ladder leading to the vaudeville stage, with angels ascending and descending.
2009 Update: A public embarrassment fertilized with forgiveness and pregnant with opportunity. An orphan in triumph.
Thank you, Mr. Dungy.
Very timely, Amoeba. Washed in the blood of pigs and dogs.
Isn't it one of those people who notices your signature for you? NO? My bad.
Notoriety, noteworthiness, meh. There's no such thing as bad publicity!
Everyone wants their 15 minutes of notoriety.
I don't know what that word means.
Notoriety -- It will be hard to beat Jacob. His name was changed to Israel, only one I knew who beat him did it at wrestling.
You should not have mentioned him as he is too notorious.
Want a little notoriety? Take up blogging for pay. I am getting crank email from strangers!
I wish they'd post it on my blog. A little controversy might up my readership ....
notoriety,n. a descriptive noun used by others to hide their own lack of adventure and thought outside the box.
Actonbell, you're right. They are both euphemisms for "envied."
A notorious public, TLP? That's the audience for reality tv.
On the contrary, Lily. I would consider any publicity bad publicity, but I live wrong.
Nessa, did I ever tell you about being on camera at 7-eleven?
Lammy, check the men's room stall.
Jim, he was the father of nations and theology. He deserves to be notorious.
Quilly, did you hear that violin? No? Me either.
Minka, you and Greta Garbo must be kin.
I love the word notorious.
Hey! Notoriety should get more respect.
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