Our dictionary definition of “legendary” is: “An individual who did something so long ago that the reporter had to go to Google to find out what it was.” OK, that’s when it applies to a person. But how about a company? What brings this up is a headline in the Boston Business Journal Sept. 26, 2018: “Springfield’s legendary gun maker Smith & Wesson faces future, controversy.” Well, maybe the scene in the Clint Eastwood film “Sudden Impact” does make it legendary:
Crook: [during a diner robbery] What’s you doing, you pighead sucka?
Harry Callahan: Every day for the past ten years, Loretta here’s been giving me a large black coffee- except today she gives me a large black coffee and it has sugar in it. Alotta sugar. I just came back to complain.
Crook: Say what, sucka?
Harry Callahan: Well, we’re not just gonna let you walk out of here.
Crook: Who’se we sucka?
Harry Callahan: [slowly drawing his .44 Magnum] Smith and Wesson… and me .
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