Examples of bad manual texts

Subject: Examples of bad manual texts
From: "Peter Ring, PRC" <prc -at- PIP -dot- DKNET -dot- DK>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 10:50:14 +1

Colleagues,

for my training activities I need some examples of bad English or
Danish manual texts. The text samples are to be used by my students
for rewriting into proper texts which are easy to read.

I am primarily looking for examples of instructions written as long
complicated sentences with or without the use of passive voice.

Are there any websites which contain such examples?

If you send me examples, please send it/them directly to me and not
to the list, even some of them may lead to a good laugh - or
desperate cry!

Greetings from Denmark

Peter Ring
PRC (Peter Ring Consultants)
- specialists in user friendly manuals and audits on manuals.
prc -at- pip -dot- dknet -dot- dk
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