America's Most and Least Literate Cities

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    Feb 26, 2014 2:53 PM GMT
    http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/02/21/americas-most-and-least-literate-cities-2/
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 26, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
    Really, they should combine St. Paul and Minneapolis and split the difference. The twin cities aren't identical, but they are joined at the hip.
  • Import

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    Feb 26, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    DC is most literate?

    Why, I'm surprised Miami/Fort Lauderdale didn't take the top spot.

    jk.
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    Feb 26, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    Kind of a weird list. I only skimmed the article. I'm surprised that there weren't more less literate cities in, for example, Mississippi. Maybe the stats were more readily available for the cities that made their list.

    Chula Vista was a weird entry; it's way down at the southernmost end of California, just above the Mexican border. Very high Latin/Hispanic population percentage. Similarly for Santa Ana; very high Latin population. Likewise for the other low literacy cities in California.

    As usual, I blame it on television. It's like all of the animated gifs in the WOYM thread; for the younger generations visual stimuli are more gratifying and meaningful than words.
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    Feb 26, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidKind of a weird list. I only skimmed the article. I'm surprised that there weren't more less literate cities in, for example, Mississippi. Maybe the stats were more readily available for the cities that made their list.

    Chula Vista was a weird entry; it's way down at the southernmost end of California, just above the Mexican border. Very high Latin/Hispanic percentage. Similarly for Santa Ana; very high Latin population. Likewise for the other low literacy cities in California.

    As usual, I blame it all on television. It's like all of the animated gifs in the WOYM thread; visual stimuli are more gratifying and meaningful than words.

    Some us try to use words to write stimulating posts... But you have us ignore, and you post porn pics, instead. It's kinda your loss, man.

    (Not that you'll see this.) icon_confused.gif
  • MikeW

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    Feb 26, 2014 8:33 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidKind of a weird list. I only skimmed the article. I'm surprised that there weren't more less literate cities in, for example, Mississippi. Maybe the stats were more readily available for the cities that made their list.

    Chula Vista was a weird entry; it's way down at the southernmost end of California, just above the Mexican border. Very high Latin/Hispanic percentage. Similarly for Santa Ana; very high Latin population. Likewise for the other low literacy cities in California.

    As usual, I blame it all on television. It's like all of the animated gifs in the WOYM thread; visual stimuli are more gratifying and meaningful than words.

    Some us try to use words to write stimulating posts... But you have us ignore, and you post porn pics, instead. It's kinda your loss, man.

    (Not that you'll see this.) icon_confused.gif

    Well, the problem is "literacy" is equated with "intelligence." As someone who is more visually oriented, I think the equation is chauvinistic.
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    Feb 26, 2014 8:35 PM GMT
    MikeW said
    HottJoe said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidKind of a weird list. I only skimmed the article. I'm surprised that there weren't more less literate cities in, for example, Mississippi. Maybe the stats were more readily available for the cities that made their list.

    Chula Vista was a weird entry; it's way down at the southernmost end of California, just above the Mexican border. Very high Latin/Hispanic percentage. Similarly for Santa Ana; very high Latin population. Likewise for the other low literacy cities in California.

    As usual, I blame it all on television. It's like all of the animated gifs in the WOYM thread; visual stimuli are more gratifying and meaningful than words.

    Some us try to use words to write stimulating posts... But you have us ignore, and you post porn pics, instead. It's kinda your loss, man.

    (Not that you'll see this.) icon_confused.gif

    Well, the problem is "literacy" is equated with "intelligence." As someone who is more visually oriented, I think the equation is chauvinistic.

    Well, if you don't want to read my posts, I do provide adult pics... I'm just trying to include everyone.icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 26, 2014 8:37 PM GMT
    Import saidDC is most literate?

    Why, I'm surprised Miami/Fort Lauderdale didn't take the top spot.

    jk.

    It might have, but then you left us.
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    Feb 26, 2014 8:38 PM GMT
    MikeW saidWell, the problem is "literacy" is equated with "intelligence."

    I wouldn't say equated with but that people who are more literate are more likely to be more intelligent.
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    Feb 26, 2014 8:41 PM GMT
    Hmm
    Wouldn't it be stupid subscribing/paying for the newspaper??
  • MikeW

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    Feb 26, 2014 8:41 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    MikeW said
    HottJoe said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidKind of a weird list. I only skimmed the article. I'm surprised that there weren't more less literate cities in, for example, Mississippi. Maybe the stats were more readily available for the cities that made their list.

    Chula Vista was a weird entry; it's way down at the southernmost end of California, just above the Mexican border. Very high Latin/Hispanic percentage. Similarly for Santa Ana; very high Latin population. Likewise for the other low literacy cities in California.

    As usual, I blame it all on television. It's like all of the animated gifs in the WOYM thread; visual stimuli are more gratifying and meaningful than words.

    Some us try to use words to write stimulating posts... But you have us ignore, and you post porn pics, instead. It's kinda your loss, man.

    (Not that you'll see this.) icon_confused.gif

    Well, the problem is "literacy" is equated with "intelligence." As someone who is more visually oriented, I think the equation is chauvinistic.

    Well, if you don't want to read my posts, I do provide adult pics... I'm just trying to include everyone.icon_twisted.gif

    LOL… no, I've grown accustomed to the yack, yack, yack, babble, babble, babble of so called "civilization". It took a long time, however. I didn't learn how to write a coherent sentence, and string them together into coherent thought, until I was around 30 years old, though. This always surprises people when I tell them or they think I'm exaggerating but is an actual fact.
  • MikeW

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    Feb 26, 2014 8:44 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    MikeW saidWell, the problem is "literacy" is equated with "intelligence."

    I wouldn't say equated with but that people who are more literate are more likely to be more intelligent.

    Don't want to argue. I think you understand my point even if it isn't literally true.
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    Feb 26, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    MikeW said
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    MikeW saidWell, the problem is "literacy" is equated with "intelligence."

    I wouldn't say equated with but that people who are more literate are more likely to be more intelligent.

    Don't want to argue. I think you understand my point even if it isn't literally true.

    Yeah, I agree with your point. To flip it over it's probably safer to assume that people who are illiterate or less literate are more likely to be intolerant, bigoted, close-minded, etc. which we associate with a lack of intelligence.