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  1. What the origin of the "a well-known X" phrase? Never encountered it in the 'states.

    1. AdrianMF


      I suspect it's something to do with avoidance of liability for libel. So we might have "a well-known modeller with a predilection for hedgerow animals..." and then say something scurrilous without it being actionable. See also "adulterous (well known) premier league footballers".

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