howabout instead of making illiterate eren jokes we make headcanons about eren developing a type of shorthand for when he has to take notes, theyre mostly sort of stick figures and pseudo-pictures because it helps him understand easier, he’s a visual learner. every time someone draws an attack formation or mudmap or diagram on the chalkboard he copies it down with more accuracy and diligence than even armin. he can’t read many long words but he recognises the important ones and if you tell him an instruction out loud he’ll be able to repeat it to you verbatim even weeks later. lots of things about colour and patterns make sense to him in ways that words don’t, and his friends really admire that because it’s cool. destroy jokes where illiterate eren is the punchline.