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    "anonymous" vs "unknown"


    The following sentence is from a newstory on Yahoo news at
    Feds: Man planned to blow up Ill. mall - Yahoo! News
    "Asked if he had ever met Shareef, Nadzaku said: "No one in the community has any clue as to who this person is he's completely anonymous.""
    Should it be "unknown" instead of "anonymous" in the above
    sentence, since the person has already been named here?


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    Re: "anonymous" vs "unknown"

    If someone is anonymous in a community, no one knows them and they leave little or no impression on people.

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    Re: "anonymous" vs "unknown"

    OK. Thanks.


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