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In a message dated 4/25/2005 11:42:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time, awilliams(--nospam--at)gwsquared.com writes:
Perhaps you should actually look up the definition of functionally illiterate. Here's the one I'm used to seeing
 
A functionally illiterate adult is unable to fill out an employment application, follow written instructions, or read a newspaper. In short, when confronted with printed materials, adults without basic literacy skills cannot function effectively.
 
 
When copying a definition from a web site,  it is polite form to reference that web site and  quote accurately.  The entire quote is as follows:
 
 
                Facts on Illiteracy in America
Functional illiteracy refers to the inability of an individual to use reading, speaking, writing and computational skills in everyday life situations. For example, a functionally illiterate adult is unable to fill out an employment application, follow written instructions, or read a newspaper. In short, when confronted with printed materials, adults without basic literacy skills cannot function effectively.
 
 
 
Note the "for example"  in the quote.  "An example" is not the same thing as "a definition."
 
This is a handy thing to know in a litigation.  It's a pretty basic principle.
 
 
Gail Kelley