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1. Bad handwriting.
2. Bad spelling.

cac′o·graph′ic (kăk′ə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
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As his subjects are often implicitly cacophonic, his visualization of them might be outright cacographic. In the upper-right area of Tribulations of Saint Anthony, 1887, a mess of red scribbles looks suspiciously like graffiti.
However, the very title of Les Revenentes (The Exeter Text) announces that the "cacographic clinamen" is less of a "bending" of the book's rule (to use only the vowel e) than its basic means of production of meaning.