[ExI] beating up education again

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 16:33:01 UTC 2020

Dutton also ran a Bad Writing Contest
<http://www.denisdutton.com/language_crimes.htm> that lampooned “the most
egregious examples of awkward, jargon-clogged academic prose” produced in
any particular year. (Sadly, this competition — to borrow a phrase from one
of its winners — now has an “absentation of actuality”. That is, it no
longer exists.)

Here is a winner:  one year’s 94-word single sentence winning entry
<http://www.denisdutton.com/bad_writing.htm>, “To ask what [it] means is to
miss the point. [It] beats readers into submission and instructs them that
they are in the presence of a great and deep mind. Actual communication has
nothing to do with it.”    bill w
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