I loves me my Word A Day, even when it is something I'd think twice about using in polite society. A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg analphabet PRONUNCIATION: (an-AL-fuh-bet) http://wordsmith.org/words/images/sound-icon.png MEANING: noun: An illiterate; one who doesn't know the alphabet or the basics of something. ETYMOLOGY: From Greek analphabetos (not knowing the alphabet), from an- (not) + alphabetos (alphabet), from alpha + beta. USAGE: "For an auto-analphabet like me, this was big news indeed. Armed with these magical tires, I'd never have to lug around a spare." Amy Gamerman; Tires -- No Pressure; The Wall Street Journal (New York); May 29, 1998.