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2009-09-08 11:31:47 AM
Books are a socialist plot.

/runs
 
2009-09-08 11:46:51 AM
What the hell are those big words in the headline?
 
2009-09-08 12:21:16 PM
The United States in 99% literate, but I remember reading a study in the 90s indicating that the average adult American has a reading proficiency between the 8th and 9th grade levels. I can't imagine it has improved since.
 
2009-09-08 12:25:15 PM
I would not say that I am a master of the English language. I just tend to read a lot and when I come across a word that I do not know, I stop drop and roll to put the fire out.
 
2009-09-08 12:34:40 PM
Gosling: Books are a socialist plot.

/runs


It's true. I just read part of Animal Farm, and I had to stop because I realized it was trying to indoctrinate me into Socialism.

/lucky pigs
 
2009-09-08 01:29:27 PM
Your dog wants multisyllabic discourse of a relevant nature pertaining to the availability, and possibility of procurement of steak.

...preferably accompanied by a fine Chardonnay, of a mid-to-late 1970's vintage.
 
2009-09-08 02:29:35 PM
indsight.org
 
2009-09-08 02:30:30 PM
waht he talk about, brian huirts.
 
2009-09-08 02:31:36 PM
Today is am International Litericy Day

FTFY
 
2009-09-08 02:31:51 PM
Brilliant headline Subby :-)
 
2009-09-08 02:32:51 PM
trappedspirit

Today BE is am International Litericy Day
 
2009-09-08 02:32:56 PM
Me fail English?
 
2009-09-08 02:33:04 PM
I hart suttlety

+won Suby
 
2009-09-08 02:33:27 PM
All_Farked_Up: Brilliant headline Subby :-)

Sad thing is, I didn't catch it instantly.
 
2009-09-08 02:33:55 PM
Sybarite: The United States in 99% literate, but I remember reading a study in the 90s indicating that the average adult American has a reading proficiency between the 8th and 9th grade levels. I can't imagine it has improved since.

Minor, I know. But still funny
 
2009-09-08 02:34:23 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-09-08 02:34:49 PM
Honest Bender, now everything is cool and froody, I don't have to post it myself...

/Best. Billboard. Evar.
 
2009-09-08 02:35:22 PM
Today is International Intanational Litericy Day.

/FTFY
//Sorry Pet Peeve
 
2009-09-08 02:36:54 PM
Itsa Party!

www.uncp.edu
 
2009-09-08 02:37:40 PM
Country_Goodness and Green_Peaness: I hart suttletysubletty

+won Suby


ftfy
 
2009-09-08 02:37:48 PM
Wake me when it is International Licorice Day
 
2009-09-08 02:38:24 PM
Sybarite: The United Staytes be 99% literate, but I remember reading a study in the 90's inducating that the averije adult American has a reeding profishuncy between the 8'th and 9'th grade levels. I can't imajine it has improved sense.

ftfy
 
2009-09-08 02:38:41 PM
I'm learnding!
i272.photobucket.com


I dress myself!
i91.photobucket.com

And just because:
i74.photobucket.com

/one more ...

i149.photobucket.com

//wheeeeee!
 
2009-09-08 02:38:46 PM
supershaft: Country_Goodness and Green_Peaness: I hart suttletysubletty

+won Suby

ftfy


/and btw the "d" is silant.
 
2009-09-08 02:39:00 PM
www.deonandan.com
 
2009-09-08 02:39:06 PM
You just have to quaff a Potion of Literacy, or eat a humanoid monster.
 
2009-09-08 02:40:11 PM
pmdbuilders.net
 
2009-09-08 02:40:22 PM
+1 Internet, Subby.
 
2009-09-08 02:40:46 PM
wordandimage.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-09-08 02:41:02 PM
What Lincoln really meant to say...

Four score an' seven years ago our fathers brought forth on dis here continent, uh new nation, conceived in Liberty, an' dedicated ta da proposition dat all men iz created equal.

Now we's iz engaged in uh great civil war, tes'in whether dat nation, or any nation so conceived an' so dedicated, can long endure. We iz met on uh great battle-field o' dat war. We gots come ta dedicate uh portion o' dat field, as uh final resting place fo' those who here gave they lives dat that nation might live. It iz altogether fitting an' proper dat we's should do dis here.

But, in uh larger sense, we's can not dedicate -- we's can not consecrate -- we's can not hallow -- dis here ground. The brave men, living an' dead, who struggled here, gots consecrated it, far above our poor power ta add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we's say here, but it can never forget what dey did here. It iz fo' us da living, rather, ta be dedicated here ta da unfinished werk which dey who fought here gots thus far so nobly advanced. It iz rather fo' us ta be here dedicated ta da great task remaining 'bfoe us -- dat from deez honored dead we's take increased devotion ta dat cause fo' which dey gave da last full measure o' devotion -- dat we's here highly resolve dat deez dead shall not gots died in vain -- dat dis here nation, under God, shall gots uh new birth o' freedom -- an' dat da system o' da peeps, by da peeps, fo' da peeps, shall not perish from da earth.

just like mammy.
 
2009-09-08 02:41:10 PM
/reads headline
*twitch*
 
2009-09-08 02:41:58 PM
HONEST BINDER

it took me for friggin ever to realize why that sign is a joke
i kept thinking "illiterate IS the correct spelling...what's the deal"
then, like a thunderclap to my brain "OOOOOH...if you're illiterate you can't read the sign and also cannot write for help"

/calendar says tuesday...brain says monday
 
2009-09-08 02:43:14 PM
Don't read too much into this.
 
2009-09-08 02:43:59 PM
Awesome! I'm gonna buy some litorice right away. Twizzlers count, right
 
2009-09-08 02:44:02 PM
I BREATHE BOOKS!!!

/huuuuuuufffff
 
2009-09-08 02:45:55 PM
Sybarite: The United States in 99% literate, but I remember reading a study in the 90s indicating that the average adult American has a reading proficiency between the 8th and 9th grade levels. I can't imagine it has improved since.

Being "literate" and being able to read at a high level are two different things. You can be considered literate without being able to read college level material. The wikipedia article on Literacy in the United States is really pretty scary; it suggests that the actual literacy rate may be much closer to 75%, but then again, I'd have to say that sounds more reasonable than 99%. We're graduating a rather lot of kids from high school who couldn't locate real information in a USA Today even if you put a gun to their heads and told them you wanted them to find an article about X and tell you Y about it or they'd be shot. They'd be well and truly farked.

You'd think that in a culture that increasingly relies on the printed word (even if it only appears on a computer or TV screen) you would see much higher literacy. However, that seems not to be the case, and with the way young folk tend to rely on abbreviations or text message-speak in real work for school (even at college level), I expect we may see a day when no more than 50% of American adults will be able to easily comprehend even the aforementioned USA Today.

/This may explain why nobody can read a farkin' highway sign anymore
 
2009-09-08 02:46:30 PM
LLO
 
2009-09-08 02:46:36 PM
www.furallover.com

I haz a embarassment.
 
2009-09-08 02:46:39 PM
Me fail English? That's unpossible!
 
2009-09-08 02:47:05 PM
To celebrate this fine day I will read the last page of Tolstoy's War and Peace which has taken over five decades to adequately digest. I will then hold up a convenience store for a bag of roasted cashews and gloriously escape in a cream colored Chrysler Le Baron.
 
2009-09-08 02:47:55 PM
in onor of national littersy day here are a list of the 10 moist greatest books ever, as suppyied by TIME Magacine;
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
Middlemarch by George Eliot
 
2009-09-08 02:49:13 PM
Is tomorrow Spell Check day?
 
2009-09-08 02:51:03 PM
litespeed74: Is tomorrow Spell Check day?

you spell chzech with a z, but it's silent like most great letters.
 
2009-09-08 02:53:44 PM
farm2.static.flickr.com

Can it be at all ironic if you use a picture to make a comment on literacy? Yes, I think it can.
 
2009-09-08 02:54:54 PM
APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/nmel9e
(copy and paste)
 
2009-09-08 02:56:15 PM
Kittypie070: I BREATHE BOOKS!!!

/huuuuuuufffff


The pages of Bibles make good rolling papers
 
2009-09-08 02:56:53 PM
I wood send them a Czech in the male too help with this storey but I have to go to the stationary store first to bye an envelope.
 
2009-09-08 02:57:17 PM
supershaft: litespeed74: Is tomorrow Spell Check day?

you spell chzech with a z, but it's silent like most great letters.


ROFL!!!
 
2009-09-08 02:57:32 PM
3000 articles about the Presidents speech today and Fark greenlights this.

Snore...
 
2009-09-08 02:58:09 PM
Headline was too easy.

/Is a grumpypuss
//making up words in a literacy thread is cool though!
 
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