First Germaine Greer speaks ill of the dead. And now, check out this CBC Arts lede:
The family of the so-called Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, has declined the offer of a state funeral from the Australian government and will hold a private funeral within a week.The so-called Crocodile Hunter? I don't mind so much when the Mother Corps refers to the "so-called War on Terror," but the so-called Crocodile Hunter? Steve Irwin is the Crocodile Hunter! If you're going to "so-call" nicknames, at least be consistent and add a "so-called" to your section on Michael Jackson: King of Pop.