Say – Kak-og-raphy
I myself am a great exponent of one of the sides of cacography, the bad handwriting side that is, I like to believe that my spelling is pretty good. That being said all cacography means is bad handwriting and/or spelling.
And what a whimsically amusing word it is as ‘Kak’ is a somewhat offensive way to say something is bad. Maybe it just tickles me as a word nerd, but I find it highly amusing.
First known use: 1580
Some synonyms include: Scribble, Scrawl and Graffito.
The writing was a model of cacography and I think that unless you learn patience and penmanship you had best forget your manners and use the machine, as I am doing now.
— Mavis Gallant, A Fairly Good Time , 1970.
They have taken advantage of cacography in a novel way.… They also registered more than 90 of the most probable misspellings of popular Web addresses afforded by the QWERTY keyboard…
— Thomas W. Holcomb Jr., “Nerds Inc. Turns Typos Into On-Line Advertising,” New York Times , June 2, 1997.