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Pretend that you're able to write without reading.

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  • 290

    Cait

    10 years ago

    wouldnt you eventually just teach yourself how to write?

    • 60

      BillyBob

      7 years ago

      Well, then presumably we could teach our selfs to read. We all did it once already... but the inability to write would be less of a set back.

    • 10

      Sausecoat

      6 years ago

      The letters and numbers in school when we were young is there,in front of you.You didnt notice them if you cant write

    • 40

      jemm13

      6 years ago

      type everything

    • 25

      Micah Philson

      6 years ago

      I am bad at writing, but love reading. Besides, my handwriting looks like a constipated doctor in a hurry. Also, COMPUTERS, people, however cheating that may be.

    • 6

      Oscar Subagya

      6 years ago

      or you can not write and use computers etc.

    • 8

      Samuel

      5 years ago

      Reading is more helpful, and TYPING!!!!

    • 7

      Bradsta

      5 years ago

      No more essays!

    • 12

      Wayne Rooney

      5 years ago

      technically, it would count as a condition, so......... NO HOMEWORK SUKAS

    • 2

      randomostrich

      4 years ago

      If you can understand letters and words, it wouldn't be hard to replicate them.

    • 4

      Satoshima

      4 years ago

      If you dont know how to write, you dont know how to read! xD

    • 3

      GodResidue

      4 years ago

      You would read enough to understand writing. LOOPHOLES FTW

    • 0

      nightwolf

      4 years ago

      yup

    • 3

      pieandcake

      4 years ago

      we could just teach ourselves how to write again...

    • 4

      KittiCat

      4 years ago

      Or you could type. That isn't writing.

    • 0

      ThewhitewolF

      3 years ago

      Not homework for ever YAY!!!

    • 4

      Pokedog123

      3 years ago

      Never said I couldn't type!!!

    • 4

      Ghi

      3 years ago

      I love to read and wouldn't be able to live without it. I could just type instead

    • 3

      Ezra (TWF)

      3 years ago

      @jemm Of course

    • 3

      Darkdragon100

      3 years ago

      Y'know you can just type everything if you can read. No need for writing.

    • 1

      Teddy

      3 years ago

      you can type on a computer

    • 0

      TimiTVideos

      3 years ago

      Same

    • 0

      GABY

      3 years ago

      this is a dumb question bc if u dont know how to read u dont know how to write and if u dont know how to write U DONT KNOW HOW TO READ

    • 1

      John

      3 years ago

      That's where technology comes in!

    • 7

      derpington

      3 years ago

      Why write it if you cant read it?

    • 1

      turu1702

      3 years ago

      Why read it if you cant write?

    • 1

      Vilynn

      3 years ago

      They never said no typing...

    • 2

      Samuel Rivelli

      3 years ago

      i dont no how to read

    • 0

      Obiwan244

      3 years ago

      That's why computers were made. COMPS 4 LIF3

    • 0

      HopeyousteponaLego

      3 years ago

      We shouldn't even be writing in the comments...

    • 0

      RandomSaiyan

      3 years ago

      if you cant read you cant write

    • 0

      Mark

      3 years ago

      I guess typing would be an option

    • 1

      TurningSaturn54

      2 years ago

      Can't write but you can type....

    • 1

      PotterheadMetamorph

      2 years ago

      Dude, if you can't write, no more essays!!

    • 0

      Alex

      2 years ago

      You can't write and then not know what you just wrote!

    • 0

      Electric Cheddar

      2 years ago

      How could you write if you don't know how to read?

    • 0

      Melody

      1 year ago

      ikr

    • 1

      Drew

      10 months ago

      same could be said for reading

    • 0

      lolnoobrekt

      8 months ago

      typing Work smarter not harder

    • 0

      chuck

      2 months ago

      you're kind of hot

  • 59

    Zach Dunn

    10 years ago

    Not being able to write would cripple you. Also, I'd just listen to audiobooks whenever possible.

    • 189

      Gavin Morrison II

      7 years ago

      not being able to read would cripple you. Road signs, maps, GPS, caller display, instruction manuals, videogames, the internet would all become useless. Also, I'd just read a book!

    • 75

      John Welch

      7 years ago

      I think it would be crippling to be able to write but not know wtf you just wrote.

    • 38

      YouFailin3D

      6 years ago

      If you didn't know how to read... How could you possibly know what you're writing?

    • 26

      Manuel Medina Rodriguez

      6 years ago

      How would you find the audio book on your computer iPhone/iPad if you can't read?

    • 10

      Meydafuq

      6 years ago

      Just use Siri, then you don't need to know how to write.

    • 13

      Micah Philson

      6 years ago

      I am bad at writing, but love reading. Besides, my handwriting looks like a constipated doctor in a hurry. Also, COMPUTERS, people, however cheating that may be.

    • 13

      Anthony Whitaker

      5 years ago

      If yoou can write, you can still read. If you can't read, how the hell do you know what your writing. LOL

    • 8

      applesarerubbish

      5 years ago

      If im not reading, im not living. Also audiobooks kind a scare me like "And the wizard raised his wand and shouted" *recording stops and new voice says* "I can see you..." like no audiobooks, thanks!

    • 1

      #eatcheese

      5 years ago

      Coment if ur awesome

    • 6

      CoD_FLaMe

      5 years ago

      But then u cant read manga

    • 2

      saraa

      5 years ago

      Yeah, I thought that. With maps just listen to sat-navs, with books just listen to an audio.. And that's all you really need. You can talk so theirs no need to be able to read.

    • 3

      Fly Guy

      5 years ago

      I had someone read all of this to me.. I don't like what I heard

    • 1

      mavs541

      5 years ago

      If you could not read you would not be able to function in the real world plus you could learn to write by reading

    • 2

      Aiden

      4 years ago

      Gavin, a lot of people out there don't know how to read and live a half decent life. Road signs use a lot of images, by the way.

    • 0

      [deleted]

      4 years ago

      If you weren't able to read you wouldn't be able to understand what you write either way...

    • 0

      bunnynerd

      4 years ago

      Ya but that means you can't read what you write

    • 5

      Codezai

      4 years ago

      If you cant read then what is the meaning of writing

    • 0

      A person

      4 years ago

      Can't read my own handwriting so I don't really care (after about 15 years it's still the same as in kindergarten)

    • 1

      MC7

      4 years ago

      I mean there is typing, more used than writing now a days

    • 1

      Bob Franklin

      3 years ago

      It's called typing smart one

    • 0

      a fox.

      3 years ago

      Not knowing how to read would get you not knowing how to write

    • 0

      a fox.

      3 years ago

      Not knowing how to read would get you not knowing how to write

    • 0

      Jonathan Nanno

      3 years ago

      If you can't read than wtf are you gonna write?

    • 0

      ThunderForgeHD

      3 years ago

      ZachDunn if you couldnt read you wouldnt know if you wrote correctly now, would you_

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      How would you know how to write if you cannot read? Who knows, you might misspell a word.

    • 0

      lolnoobrekt

      8 months ago

      broski road highway signs wouldnt be fucking readable and you would get lost plus if you cant read you cant write

  • 46

    Roze

    10 years ago

    Think of all that you read, all the time, every day. You don't write nearly that much. Much more crippling to be unable to read

  • 29

    Knapsack

    10 years ago

    Not being able to read would keep you from getting around. example- what if you need a restroom? there isn't always a picture buddy

  • 16

    deafside

    8 years ago

    Not being able to read would cripple you. It's called technology. You would be able to type, just not handwrite. Not being able to read would take away all communication. Also, if you know how to write but not read, that is redundant. You wouldn't be able to read anything you wrote!

  • 10

    ChalngeAccepted

    8 years ago

    Reading makes you more intelligent, and open minded. It helps you better understand the nuances of the language that you are reading in. Even if I couldn't write, I could always have someone write down my thoughts for me.

  • 9

    AtheistPanda

    8 years ago

    Who needs writing when you have typing.

    • 0

      $Luck$

      3 years ago

      ikr! xD

    • 1

      aurora

      3 years ago

      @ atheistpanda your name can be offensive to some people, so please fix it

  • 9

    rando

    10 years ago

    i owe my life to reading.

  • 6

    overtherainbow

    8 years ago

    I would just type. Like I am doing now. Reading is crucial to living. For example, can't read the allergy warnings on a package of cookies? Die of walnut allergies.

  • 4

    jon

    7 years ago

    I mostly type anyways.

  • 4

    xgothasaurusxx

    7 years ago

    You'd never be able to drive or go anywhere alone if you can't read. You can't read traffic signs or maps. You'd be fucked.

  • 3

    Elas

    5 years ago

    If you can read you can write, at least you can learn pretty easily

  • 3

    Danny Acosta Jr.

    6 years ago

    I MEANT NOT KNOW HOW TO WRITE, THAT WAS AN ACCIDENT

  • 3

    Renzo Oxales

    6 years ago

    At least you can type

  • 2

    Tempest Tornado

    3 years ago

    I wanted the other option

  • 2

    Manta965

    7 years ago

    How do you know how to write but not be able to read what you wrote.

  • 2

    Norman MacAngus

    7 years ago

    If you can't read, how would you be able to write?

  • 2

    Bridget

    7 years ago

    well what's the point of knowing how to write if you can't read it.

  • 2

    Esha

    7 years ago

    wouldn't you be able to write if you could read?...

  • 2

    Morgan Marie

    7 years ago

    audiobooks!

  • 2

    Big D

    7 years ago

    not be able to read? no internet? OH HELL NO

  • 0

    alice

    2 weeks ago

    well if you dont know how to write, you can just type. if you cant read, that makes more problems

  • 0

    Jeff

    1 month ago

    This is just dumb, if you can read you cant writh eather

  • 0

    iiQuinkGalaxyYT

    1 month ago

    Just fucking type everything.

  • 1

    Michaelscan2007

    2 years ago

    ummmm if your a school student then ask a teacher!

    • 0

      Michaelscan2007

      2 years ago

      wait i did an mistake now i cant chat with other people in roblox D;

  • 1

    amazingfox

    3 years ago

    I have a excuse for not writing in clase

  • 1

    Dragonboss57

    3 years ago

    Well the thing is that we could have other ways of reading, such as audiobook or something that you can listen to, but if you cant read then you cant write can you. so ha you all stupid. there are loopholes everywhere!!!!

    • 0

      JoeNinja

      3 years ago

      Here's another loophole: I can still type

  • 1

    GungHo

    3 years ago

    I dont write, I type

  • 1

    SunshineGlow

    3 years ago

    If I couldn't read while writing/typing, I wouldn't be able to read what I had written. So unless you get someone else to do it, you wouldn't be able to revise your own work.

  • 1

    Ben Collins

    3 years ago

    I pressed the wrong button

  • 1

    Daniel

    3 years ago

    You'd learn both, so the question is irrelevant.

  • 1

    XxFurrinCutiexX

    4 years ago

    They never said type then print! Eh or Neh?

  • 1

    Elina Brode

    4 years ago

    But if you didn't know how to read you wouldn't be able read what you write and then you wouldn't be able to write and if you didn't know how to write you wouldn't know how to read...

    • 0

      Herman

      3 years ago

      I know people who can only read englisch and not write + i can write with my eyes closed (sorry if bad English)

  • 1

    sheroy

    4 years ago

    you can type though

  • 1

    Arman

    4 years ago

    Can still type

  • 1

    Hayden

    4 years ago

    Reading Is Boring Anyways! :P

  • 1

    JustNOPE

    4 years ago

    Doesn't mean I can't draw.

  • 1

    unit01

    4 years ago

    How the hell can you write if you can't read.

    • 0

      [deleted]

      4 years ago

      I think you could only write letters basically...

  • 0

    Devil

    1 month ago

    If you dont know how to write two options. 1.computer 2.reading

  • 1

    NoaWinski

    4 years ago

    I write horrible anyway

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      I have made many typographical errors myself, but I usually correct them. Probably because we write before we think. For example, I wound write "and" as "an," and then I would proofread and then add the "d."

  • 1

    Saxton Hale

    5 years ago

    I was elected to lead, not to read.

  • 1

    Jacob Kilmartin

    5 years ago

    if you cant read you wouldnt be able to write so if i choose not to be able to write then i can still read i atleast get one more

  • 1

    artemis3

    5 years ago

    I can type!

  • 1

    Partypancake6

    5 years ago

    You can still type...

  • 1

    Larisa Eyleen Meredith

    5 years ago

    if you could read....you could technically write because you know what the letters are, any ways you could always type....

  • 1

    Alex Evans

    6 years ago

    Well fuck

  • 1

    Cody Dudash

    6 years ago

    I can still type on a computer mathafakas!

  • 1

    Chris

    6 years ago

    YOU DONT NEED VIDEO GAMES TO WRITE!!! OH YEAH

  • 1

    Thomas Mansour

    6 years ago

    If you can't read but you can write, you can produce text you can' even read, why should someone choose that? Also if you can read but can't write you will know how the letters look so you can reproduce them and eventually learn how to write.

  • 1

    The Law

    6 years ago

    Didn't say anything about typing.

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