- n. Plural form of literate.
“Of the total 2,204 prisoners as on date, 1,327 have been identified as literates and 877 illiterates.”
“I mean, reasonably clever troll I guess, though you’re better off attacking the literary quality than implying that its fans are semi-literates, which is just nonsensical.”
“Around 40 per cent of the 'literates' in the Christian world attended university while no more than two per cent of the 'literate s' in the Muslim world did the same.”
“But neither I, nor any other reader, has to come up with a highfalutin rationale for our reading choices to satisfy the opinions of smug literates pronouncing from on high, especially when said smug literates refuse to check their privilege at the library door.”
“By the end of the school year, many of Mary Jensen's eighteen sub-literates will be well on their way to a life of crime: drug use, prostitution, alcohol abuse, chronic truancy, fighting, guns -- and most of this self-destructive misbehavior, you know, can be traced back to the fact that these kids can't read.”
“These sub-literates proudly proclaim their ignorance in public in broad daylight!”
“Hmmmm. He's so brilliant he can get millions of semi-literates to read, but he can't figure out how to write well.”
“Mass immigration of low-literates and others on to net public subsidy does something for several distinct groups: 1-the power-greedy of all classes and descriptions”
“Brian got a lot of hate mail for writing on this subject, mostly from semi-literates who told him that if he only understood neuroscience, he'd see how wrong he was to hold Yates responsible for drowning her kids.”
“Secondly, many people (dare I say quasi-literates?) read a few bad books, while a few highly discriminating readers discover many less-read good books.”
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