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Definition:

1. Poor handwriting.

2. Poor spelling: often a deliberate misspelling for humorous purposes. See also:

Etymology:

From the Greek, "bad writing"

Examples:

  • "Eet mor chikin."
    (advertising slogan for Chick-Fil-A, misspelled because it was written by cows)


  • "A little later who should come out on the porch and set themselfs ner us but the bride and glum.

    "Oh I said to myself I hope they will talk so as I can hear them as I have always wandered what newlyweds talk about on their way to Niagara Falls and soon my wishs was realized.

    "Some night said the young glum are you warm enough.

    "I am perfectly comfertible replid the fare bride tho her looks belid her words what time do we arrive in Buffalo.

    "9 oclock said the lordly glum are you warm enough.

    "I am perfectly comfertible replid the fare bride what time do we arive in Buffalo.

    "9 oclock said the lordly glum I am afrade it is too cold for you out here.

    "Well maybe it is replid the fare bride and without farther adieu they went in the spacius parlers.

    "I wander will he be arsking her 8 years from now is she warm enough said my mother with a faint grimace.

    "The weather may change before then replid my father.

    "Are you warm enough said my father after a slite pause.

    "No was my mothers catchy reply."
    (Ring Lardner, "The Young Immigrunts," a parody of The Young Visitors, a book supposedly written by a young girl named Daisy Ashford)
Pronunciation: ka-KOG-ruh-fee
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