History Main / NeverLearnedToRead

7th Feb '17 3:45:17 PM MJaxon
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* The Mongols and Vikings are well-known for this, largely due to the fact that historians know very little about their ''true'' cultures and values because of their inability to record their own histories. The vast majority of information we have about them was written by Christians and Muslims, both of whom were terrified and disgusted by these barbarian invaders, which makes the actual beliefs and practices of the Mongols and pagan Vikings difficult to understand or even extrapolate on.

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* The Mongols and Vikings are well-known for this, largely due to the fact that historians know very little about their ''true'' cultures and values because of their inability to record their own histories. histories in anything but their own languages. The vast majority of information we have about them in the West was written by Christians and Muslims, both of whom were terrified and disgusted by these barbarian invaders, which makes the actual beliefs and practices of the Mongols and pagan Vikings difficult to understand or even extrapolate on.
1st Jan '17 11:30:26 AM LloydNebulon
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* [[AsianAirhead London]] from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', thanks to years of neglect, sacrificed education and overall being a lazy ditz.
24th Dec '16 1:29:34 PM Ragitsu
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May very well lead to a [[ReadingIsCoolAesop Reading Is Cool Aesop]].
14th Dec '16 12:07:53 AM PaulA
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* Sephrenia is deliberately illiterate in the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' trilogy. This is her own choice, however; she speaks both the Elene and Styric languages fluently, though Styric is her native tongue (And she can read Styric). She doesn't want to learn to read the Elene language because she doesn't want to accidentally become confused in a situation where she needs to think and speak very quickly in Styric (the language in which one casts magic).
27th Nov '16 8:04:59 PM nombretomado
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* One ''{{Dinotopia}}'' book has a SatisfiedStreetRat and the son of a middle-class man wash up around the 1800s. The poor kid asks the other one to put down his occupation as "entrepreneur", preemptively and defensively claiming he ''knows'' how to read and write- he just doesn't know how to spell it. The rich kid confesses he can't spell it either, and they share a laugh.

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* One ''{{Dinotopia}}'' ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' book has a SatisfiedStreetRat and the son of a middle-class man wash up around the 1800s. The poor kid asks the other one to put down his occupation as "entrepreneur", preemptively and defensively claiming he ''knows'' how to read and write- he just doesn't know how to spell it. The rich kid confesses he can't spell it either, and they share a laugh.
26th Nov '16 11:38:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/IkMikLoreland'': The troll-like Karbonkel is the only inhabitant of Loria who cannot read. When Mik tries to teach him, he gets so angry that he curses it to become the illiterate country of Loreland and scatters the letters of the alphabet across different places.

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* ''Series/IkMikLoreland'': The troll-like Karbonkel is the only inhabitant of Loria who cannot read. When Mik tries to teach him, he gets so angry that he curses it to [[SugarApocalypse become the illiterate country of Loreland Loreland]] and scatters the letters of the alphabet across different places.
26th Nov '16 7:07:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/IkMikLoreland'': The troll-like Karbonkel is the only inhabitant of Loria who cannot read. When Mik tries to teach him, he gets so angry that he curses it to become the illiterate country of Loreland and scatters the letters of the alphabet across different places.
25th Nov '16 1:15:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Toph, being blind in a world without anything like Braille, cannot read or write. As such, [[DidntThinkThisThrough Sokka's plan to forge a letter from Toph to help her reconcile with Katara falls flat]].

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* In ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Toph, being blind in a world without anything like Braille, cannot read or write. As such, [[DidntThinkThisThrough Sokka's plan to forge a letter from Toph to help her reconcile with Katara falls flat]].
18th Oct '16 11:41:55 AM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', the villain in "Dora's Royal Rescue" never learned to read and thus is trying to stop everyone else from reading. In the end, Literature/DonQuixote agrees to teach him. See ReadingIsCoolAesop below.
22nd Sep '16 5:41:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' had the episode "Cousin Albert" were Lucy discovers that her basketball star cousin Albert cannot read. Albert says that basketball is all he ever wanted and that he doesn't need to learn how to read. He changes his mind after he was beaten in a one-on-one game with the school janitor who also couldn't read.

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* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' had the episode "Cousin Albert" were Lucy discovers that her basketball star cousin Albert cannot read. Albert says that basketball is all he ever wanted and that he doesn't need to learn how to read. He changes his mind after he was beaten in a one-on-one game with the school janitor who also couldn't read.
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