= B =
Bad and Wrong adj.
[Durham, UK] Said of something that
is both badly designed and wrongly executed. This common term is
the prototype of, and is used by contrast with, three less common
terms - Bad and Right (a kludge, something ugly but functional);
Good and Wrong (an overblown GUI or other attractive nuisance); and
(rare praise) Good and Right. These terms entered common use at
Durham c.1994 and may have been imported from elsewhere; they are
also in use at Oxford, and the emphatic form "Evil and Bad and
Wrong" (abbreviated EBW) is reported from there. There are
standard abbreviations: they start with B&R, a typo for "Bad and
Wrong". Consequently, B&W is actually "Bad and Right", G&R =
"Good and Wrong", and G&W = "Good and Right". Compare
evil and rude, Good Thing, Bad Thing.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.