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Wretched writing : a compendium of crimes against the English language

Author: Kathryn Petras; Ross Petras
Publisher: New York : A Perigee Book, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, it's very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad. It's also very funny. A celebration of the worst writing imaginable, Wretched Writing includes inadvertently filthy book titles,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Petras; Ross Petras
ISBN: 9780399159244 039915924X
OCLC Number: 796756352
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras.

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"Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, it's very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad. It's also very funny. A celebration of the worst writing imaginable, Wretched Writing includes inadvertently filthy book titles, ridiculously overwrought passages from novels, bombastic and confusing speeches, moronic oxymorons, hyperactive hyperbole, horribly inappropriate imagery in ostensibly hot sex scenes, mangled cliche muddled metaphors, and unintended double entendres. Sit back and enjoy these deliciously dreadful samples, and try not to cringe too much"--

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