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13th Oct '17 9:33:40 PM PikaHikariKT
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* [[WebVideo/Vine "what's up, I'm 19 years old and I never learned to fucking read"]]

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* [[WebVideo/Vine [[WebVideo/{{Vine}} "what's up, I'm 19 years old and I never learned to fucking read"]]read"]]
* Being a Barbarian with an Intelligence of 6, not much surprise that Grog Strongjaw of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' is illiterate. However, later on he does make an effort to learn how to read by himself.
11th Oct '17 5:01:47 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin: Hokkaido Arc'', neither Ashitaro nor Asahi can read. This brings them ''BIG'' trouble later: [[spoiler: Asahi thought that gathering a certain quantity of money would be enough to purchase her freedom, but the real price was much higher and her abusive owner not only didn't disuade her, but wanted to sell her off to a far worse guy. When Ashitaro tried to defend her, he couldn't read the written contracts either and that led to a ''massive'' fight that Ashitaro's ParentalSubstitute, Kenshin, had to break off.]]

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* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin: Hokkaido Arc'', neither Ashitaro nor Asahi two of Kenshin and Kaoru's new protegés ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ashitaro]] and [[TheFashionista Asahi]]) can barely read. This brings them ''BIG'' trouble later: [[spoiler: Asahi thought that gathering a certain quantity of money would be enough to purchase her freedom, but the real price was much higher and her abusive owner not only didn't disuade her, but wanted to sell her off to a far worse guy. When Ashitaro tried to defend her, he couldn't read the written contracts either and that led to a ''massive'' fight that Ashitaro's ParentalSubstitute, Kenshin, Kenshin had to break off.]]up.]] Since the third protegé (Alan) is literate, Ashitaro asks him to teach Asahi how to do it, and Alan happily accepts on the condition that Ashitaro should learn too.
11th Oct '17 4:28:01 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin: Hokkaido Arc'', neither Ahitaro nor Asahi can read. This brings them ''BIG'' trouble later: [[spoiler: Asahi thought that gathering a certain quantity of money would be enough to purchase her freedom, but the real price was much higher and her abusive owner not only didn't disuade her, but wanted to sell her off to a far worse guy. When Ahitaro tried to defend her, he couldn't read the written contracts either and that led to a ''massive'' fight that Ashitaro's ParentalSubstitute, Kenshin, had to break off.]]

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* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin: Hokkaido Arc'', neither Ahitaro Ashitaro nor Asahi can read. This brings them ''BIG'' trouble later: [[spoiler: [[spoiler: Asahi thought that gathering a certain quantity of money would be enough to purchase her freedom, but the real price was much higher and her abusive owner not only didn't disuade her, but wanted to sell her off to a far worse guy. When Ahitaro Ashitaro tried to defend her, he couldn't read the written contracts either and that led to a ''massive'' fight that Ashitaro's ParentalSubstitute, Kenshin, had to break off.]]
11th Oct '17 4:25:14 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin: Hokkaido Arc'', neither Ahitaro nor Asahi can read. This brings them ''BIG'' trouble later: [[spoiler: Asahi thought that gathering a certain quantity of money would be enough to purchase her freedom, but the real price was much higher and her abusive owner not only didn't disuade her, but wanted to sell her off to a far worse guy. When Ahitaro tried to defend her, he couldn't read the written contracts either and that led to a ''massive'' fight that Ashitaro's ParentalSubstitute, Kenshin, had to break off.]]
5th Oct '17 11:52:46 PM Linda58
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets''. Draco Malfoy's line was ad-libbed during rehearsal by Creator/TomFelton, and they [[ThrowItIn kept it]].

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets''. Draco Malfoy's line was ad-libbed during rehearsal by Creator/TomFelton, and they [[ThrowItIn kept it]]. His tone isn't sarcastic or mocking either, its one of genuine surprise.



* It's fairly understandable that Broadway and Hudson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' never learned to read, as they aren't human and come from a society where reading wasn't important. Hudson feels shame for it, but Broadway, in true "ignorance is bliss" style, ''brags'' that he has no need for literacy. Not only was their VerySpecialEpisode done better than usual, but it actually ''does'' affect later episodes, when the two are seen practicing reading, seeking help from others, or struggling to read. In the last canon episode, Broadway's reading has improved enough that he's seen reading Shakespearean poetry to impress his girlfriend, Angela.

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* It's fairly understandable that Broadway and Hudson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' never learned to read, as they aren't human and come from a society where reading wasn't important. Hudson feels shame for it, but believes he is too old to learn now, in contrast Broadway, in true "ignorance is bliss" style, ''brags'' that he has no need for literacy. Not only was their VerySpecialEpisode done better than usual, but it actually ''does'' affect later episodes, when the two are seen practicing reading, seeking help from others, or struggling to read. In the last canon episode, Broadway's reading has improved enough that he's seen reading Shakespearean poetry to impress his girlfriend, Angela.
24th Sep '17 11:40:08 AM nombretomado
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* Garion in the ''{{Belgariad}}'' had his family ''deliberately'' keep him illiterate and socially isolated on a distant farm. This is because he's TheChosenOne, and his coming and the great deeds he must perform were written down as prophecy ages go... and they don't want him reading or hearing about any spoilers. When he's already too far into his epic quest to back out ''then'' they finally allow one of his traveling companions [[spoiler:(the one he's supposed to marry later, so they get lots of quality time together)]] to tutor him. The prequel, ''Belgarath the Sorcerer'', gives another reason: [[spoiler:one of his ancestors nearly threw Aloria into civil war after reading the prophecies and getting a swelled head, and they'd rather history not repeat itself. Or rather Polgara would rather it not. Belgarath thought it was a stupid idea(which it was), especially given unlike the one who messed up Garion did not know his heritage already, so there was no real worry.]]

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* Garion in the ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' had his family ''deliberately'' keep him illiterate and socially isolated on a distant farm. This is because he's TheChosenOne, and his coming and the great deeds he must perform were written down as prophecy ages go... and they don't want him reading or hearing about any spoilers. When he's already too far into his epic quest to back out ''then'' they finally allow one of his traveling companions [[spoiler:(the one he's supposed to marry later, so they get lots of quality time together)]] to tutor him. The prequel, ''Belgarath the Sorcerer'', gives another reason: [[spoiler:one of his ancestors nearly threw Aloria into civil war after reading the prophecies and getting a swelled head, and they'd rather history not repeat itself. Or rather Polgara would rather it not. Belgarath thought it was a stupid idea(which it was), especially given unlike the one who messed up Garion did not know his heritage already, so there was no real worry.]]
9th Sep '17 8:52:01 AM DesertDragon
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* Shirley in ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn'' (Mae teaches her with a romance novel).

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* Shirley in ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn'' (Mae teaches ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn'', which leads to a hilarious moment when former burlesque dancer Mae takes it upon herself to teach her with a romance novel).how to read:
-->'''Shirley:''' Her. M - mi - mil - mil - milky, milky. White, white. Milky white...buh-buh—breasts.\\
'''Evelyn:''' Mae, what are you giving her to read?!\\
'''Mae:''' Oh, what difference does it make? She's reading, okay?
3rd Sep '17 2:53:59 AM Hanz
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* Mr. Kokoshka in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', he doesn't seem to mind, until he does and asks Arnold for help.

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* Mr. Kokoshka in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', he doesn't seem to mind, until he does and asks Arnold for help. Granted, he's a Czechoslovakian immigrant for whom English is a second language, so it's slightly more justified than other examples.
12th Aug '17 3:50:48 PM nombretomado
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* {{Spenser}} encounters a college basketball star who can't read in the novel ''Playmates''.

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* {{Spenser}} Literature/{{Spenser}} encounters a college basketball star who can't read in the novel ''Playmates''.
11th Aug '17 9:07:54 PM reterusu
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* [[WebVideo/Vine "what's up, I'm 19 years old and I never learned to fucking read"]]
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