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avatar College Professor Wins Bad Writing Contest
July 26, 2011 05:47PM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2011-07-26-worst-writing-contest_n.htm


(AP) A sentence in which tiny birds and the English language are both slaughtered took top honors Monday in an annual bad writing contest.

Sue Fondrie of Oshkosh, Wis., won the 2011 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for her sentence comparing forgotten memories to dead sparrows, said San Jose State University Prof. Scott Rice. The contestant asks writers to submit the worst possible opening sentences to imaginary novels....



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: College Professor Wins Bad Writing Contest
July 26, 2011 06:50PM
Yeah, but you have to wonder if she plagiarized any of it from her students.
avatar Re: College Professor Wins Bad Writing Contest
July 26, 2011 07:02PM
Non Campus Mentis?

http://www.amazon.com/Non-Campus-Mentis-According-Students/dp/0761122745



(word of explanation: non compos mentis refers to someone who is not of sound mind. Hence the play on words for book title.)



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: College Professor Wins Bad Writing Contest
July 26, 2011 08:25PM
Quote
Frank Furter
Non Campus Mentis?

http://www.amazon.com/Non-Campus-Mentis-According-Students/dp/0761122745



(word of explanation: non compos mentis refers to someone who is not of sound mind. Hence the play on words for book title.)



If Prof. Henriksson compiles a follow-up treatise, one wonders if he would accept contributions from yosemitenews.info for a Native American history chapter.
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