Monday, June 11, 2007

Pootwattle on Knowledge

Check out the random academic sentence generator from Pootwattle at the University of Chicago. The uplink to their analysis of the (bad) bad sentence of the week should be required reading for people who write like I sometimes do. More importantly, the "Tell me how it works" link takes you to a good explanation of how bad writing happens.

Pootwattle the Virtual Academic(TM) says:

The reintegration of factual knowledge is often found in juxtaposition with, if not in direct opposition to, the historicization of process.

Smedley the Virtual Critic(TM) responds:

Pootwattle's loosely organized musing on the relationship between the reintegration of factual knowledge and the historicization of process is unconvincing.

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