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Word Origin


a person who is able to read but rarely chooses to do so:

Schools are worried about producing aliterates who prefer television to books.

of, relating to, or characteristic of aliterates.


Writing for The Walrus, Alex Good put together a piece called “The Rising Tide of Educated Aliteracy” that has incited a lot of banter among my book club members.

I’ll let Mr. Good carry the day here, but this is a must-read for everyone – even if you are aliterate and don’t give a damn.


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