Ever heard of the 'Bad Writing Contest'? If you haven't, take a look. It really is wonderfully amusing and amazing.
We are accustomed to seeing linguistic studies/analyses based on large corpora. We hear so much about word frequencies and collocations and all the rest. But we hardly, if ever, hear about what makes writing good or bad, based on solid, scientific linguistic studies, while we can tell bad from good writing with relative ease. There must be something there waiting to be explored ...
Meanwhile, the Bad Writing Contest: guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, and perhaps make you think too.
I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THIS
MY DAY IS MADE
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