|Season 1 Ep.01. Everyone knows this one. Zoot
asks Lex why he and his group want to be in Zoot's tribe, the Locusts.
Lex begins "Because you're...." but can't think of a suitable
word. His eye catches the graffiti on a nearby rail-car. Lex begins
again, "because you're scandalous!" It does him no good,
but that's another story. So Lex can read, even if the letters are
in a very unconventional style. But later in the season...
|Episode 35: Lex "cooks"
breakfast for himself and Zandra, with KC's help. KC takes another
can from the food store. Lex asks him what it is. KC stares at the
label a little embarrassed, hoping Lex will grow impatient and read
it himself. Lex realizes KC can't read, but it's no biggy, 'cos he
can't read himself.
||Season 2 Ep. 11: Ryan tries to teach
Lex to read using Kiddies' reading books. Without much success. Many
more instances follow through 5 Seasons, demonstrating that Lex never
learns to read.