Thursday, July 31, 2014
A blogger for a private English language learning center in Utah who wrote a post explaining homophones said he was fired for creating the perception that the school promoted a gay agenda. Tim Torkildson wrote on his personal blog that he was fired after penning an article explaining homophones -- words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings. "Now our school is going to be associated with homosexuality," Torkildson said he was told by Nomen Global Language Center owner Clarke Woodger.
The text of the now-deleted blog post:
In English a homophone is a word that has several different meanings and spellings, but always sounds the same. The best way to learn these tricky words is to memorize them little by little. Today we will continue with homophones that start with the letter B:
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