Wretched Writing

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Wretched Writing

A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language

By Ross Petras; Kathryn Petras

Perigee Books, Paperback, 9780399159244, 214pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

Description
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 cliches, muddled metaphors, and unintended double entendres.
Sit back and enjoy these deliciously dreadful samples, and try not to cringe too much.


About the Author
Ross and Kathryn Petras, sister and brother, are great curators of quotes whose calendar, "The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said", has sold over 4.6 million copies. Ross Petras lives in Toronto.

Kathryn and Ross Petras, sister and brother, are great curators of quotes whose calendar, "The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said", has sold over 4.6 million copies. Kathryn Petras lives in Seattle.