It's a condition quite often observed in the young, especially those who haven't yet accepted the impossibility of perpetual motion.
Aliteracy can prove chronic and is certainly disabling, but very nearly all humans have some instincts in the direction of aliteracy, particularly when faced with the words Terms and Conditions or Instructions For Safe Use.
This last is an occasion, particularly in connection with chainsaws, when aliteracy may even prove fatal.
Word To Use Today: aliterate. A word with an a- stuck on the beginning is probably, as in this case, something to do with the Greek habit of using a- to reverse the meaning of a word. The word literacy comes from the Latin litterārius, which means concerning reading and writing.