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  • n. Plural form of illiteracy.


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  • Honorable mention There is an honorable British tradition of taking delight in misprints and illiteracies.

    Bugles Still Blow on Britain's Sad Shire

  • Beyond the alphabet, the paragraph, and the short article which may still be taken in all at once, there are functional illiteracies of the book.

    Meditation on Books « So Many Books

  • As a work of language the marriage amendment is very impressive evidence of the multiple illiteracies of our elected leadership.

    Turning Back the Clocks One More Time

  • So he decided to publish them on the web, illiteracies, contradictions, absurdities and all.

    April 2004

  • Just as we know that had Obama not been a certain favorite of the media each and every one of these illiteracies and gaffes would have received far more play than they have.

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  • Anyone who has fumingly, frustratedly tolerated the confusions, inaccuracies, incompletenesses, illiteracies, and genera; inabilities of manual-writers to describe the accompanying programs will be relieved and delighted to encounter the simple, straightforward presentation of information in this book, which is an essential for any individual, company, or educational institution that has occasion to deal with foreign languages and their alphabets.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 3

  • To make room for the new material, Paul Beale has left out a considerable number of solecisms and catachreses, illiteracies, or phrases couched in a grammar inconsistent with that of Standard English, and malapropisms.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 1

  • So many of the greatest quotes in this world are illiteracies, and I, for one, wouldn’t trade them for the world.

    Five times dumber « Motivated Grammar

  • Lish found Carver’s characters “grossly inept” and was taken by “their blatant illiteracies, of which Carver himself was unaware.”

    Raymond Carver


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