from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not interested in or able to read artistic literature.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being language that is dialectal, slangy, or full of jargon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having inferior literacy skills.
- n. A subliterate person.
But then here's the astonishing fact about Digital Barbarism: Though the Internet is a waste, though blogs are "subliterate" and wiki's are written "the way Popeye speaks," Helprin draws exclusively upon the Internet to form the knowledge he needs to launch his attack.
I'll see if I can figure this out, you must keep in mind that I'm a computer "subliterate".
You've already mastered the caps lock key, so you're a step ahead of most subliterate republitards on the internet.
By the subliterate typewriter lemur behind the awful The Day the Earth Stood Still remake.
But you guys are the second commencing class since the last election, and a mighty change has been made, a page of sheer unadulterated chicanery, mass murder and horror written in embarrassingly awful subliterate prose has been turned, and on the very next page, to what in my opinion should be our continuing surprise, relief, ecstatic joy, it turns out that the story of a functioning, participatory pluralist secular democracy is still being written.
Enduring it all, I remained optimistic that my path would cross again soon with this unique Wunderfledermauskind: Bat Boy, who himself remained out in the world—too wily to hunt down like an animal, too wily to capture, even too subliterate to interview.
You come across as a subliterate Republican nitwit.
Unlike the subliterate cretin presently occupying the White House, Carter was one of the few presidents of my lifetime who was a consistently impressive extemporaneous speaker.
Hamas? whatever? and then the adolescent, subliterate performance of his spokesperson, Alykhan "pee on the carpet" Velshi, were going to lead to something like this:
Anyone who has ever tried to digest The Da Vinci Code, for example, or the Left Behind series, will know that bad writing, aimed at a subliterate audience, is actually much more difficult to read than anything by Borges or Kundera.
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