Intention is always inferred by behaviour, or from the consequences of the behaviour, unless someone chooses to confess.
Most 'normal footfaults' are not glaringly obvious. They even have a specific umpire to officiate them in the pro game.
Flagrant has to mean something more than obvious; at least that seems obvious to me.
The phrase 'flagrant disobedience' or 'flagrant act of disobedience' has always meant something intentional in my 'speech community'.
But like all words it has a range of meaning, but for a foot fault to be called by an umpire it must be obvious so ... why would flagrant just mean obvious?
Last edited by Bartelby; 12-13-2012 at 08:37 PM.