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The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

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.