RE: Examples of Poor Web page writing

Subject: RE: Examples of Poor Web page writing
From: "technical writing plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>, "'Techwr-l'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 23:07:18 -0600

Even though the humorous Bulwer-Lytton Bad Fiction Contest is not about Web
writing, it might give you and others some useful material. Your entry is
supposed to be the first sentence of an imaginary very bad novel. The
contest is organized by a professor of English at San Jose State and there
are winning samples on his Web site.

Jim Jones

PS I have competed but I am not a winner - I think that indeed I will try
again. Anyway, here is a sample from an old (again, non-winning) entry of

...Egypt around the year 2500 BC and the last of the great pharaohs
Tutankhamen (who in the modern world is known as King Tut) is dead, the boy
king is dead cries The Royal Crier, and the Royal Chief of the Court
suspects that foul play was ...

-----Original Message-----
I have been asked to find example of writing on web pages that are
bad, bad, and yet bad. Bad grammar, bad spelling, bad writing. It
helps if these might also be humorous.

While I search on my own, I wondered if anyone on the list might have
some examples they have run across. Any will help.

My wife, who made this request, is compiling examples for her
co-workers at work.

Thanks for anything you might send my way.


Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity!

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Examples of Poor Web page writing: From: quills

Previous by Author: RE: Knowledge is manufactured?
Next by Author: RE: DocBooks question
Previous by Thread: Re: Examples of Poor Web page writing
Next by Thread: RE: Examples of Poor Web page writing

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads