subliteracy

subliteracy

(sʌbˈlɪtərəsɪ)
n
below average literacy
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When preachers preach of evil fates Teachers teach that knowledge waits Disillusioned words like bullets bark One hardly knows where to begin with language of such flatness, banality, and subliteracy; it destroys all possibility of meaning.
We are to shrug off the cultural gloom, ignore the bombardment of dancing-with-the-millionaires TV, YouTubed, Facebooked subliteracy, as well as the heavy thumping of New Criterion defenders of high culture, and allow ourselves free-form delight in reading.
Bonfire of the Humanities: Television, Subliteracy, and Long-Term Memory Loss.
I also doubt he's ever read Baraka's poem, or his subsequent defense, both of which are well worth studying and far less deserving of the charges of subliteracy, viciousness and paranoia than much of what Hitchens puts out these days.
"I thought you were dead," Boga mutters, in a pithy display of emotional subliteracy.
The predicament is summed up in the title of a new book from Syracuse University Press: Bonfire of the Humanities: Television, Subliteracy and Long-Term Memory Loss.