cacographer

Not a made up word, but a real word that means a bad speller or writer. We need this word.

Check out the Bulwer-Lytton website (www.bulwer-lytton.com). They give awards to cacographers.

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents - except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness. - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford (1830)


Dictionary of american slang with examples. .

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  • cacographer — noun A person who exhibits the traits of bad spelling or bad handwriting or both …   Wiktionary

  • cacographer — n. bad speller, terrible writer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cacographer — cacogˈrapher noun • • • Main Entry: ↑cacography …   Useful english dictionary

  • cacography — cacographer, n. cacographic /kak euh graf ik/, cacographical, adj. /keuh kog reuh fee/, n. 1. bad handwriting; poor penmanship. 2. incorrect spelling. [1570 80; CACO + GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cacography — /kæˈkɒgrəfi/ (say ka kogruhfee) noun 1. bad handwriting (opposed to calligraphy). 2. incorrect spelling (opposed to orthography). {caco + graphy} –cacographer, noun –cacographic /kækəˈgræfɪk/ (say kakuh grafik …   Australian English dictionary

  • cacography —   n. incorrect spelling or writing.    ♦ cacographer, n. bad speller.    ♦ cacographic(al), a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cacography — n. 1 bad handwriting. 2 bad spelling. Derivatives: cacographer n. cacographic adj. cacographical adj. Etymology: Gk kakos bad, after orthography …   Useful english dictionary

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