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“Homophone” is the new “niggardly”–because PC people have tiny vocabularies

August 3, 2014

But they make up for it with thin skins:

A social media specialist for a Utah language school that teaches English to non-native speakers says he was fired for writing a blog post about homophones—words that sound the same, but carry different meanings—because his boss was afraid readers would think it was about “gay sex.”

Tim Torkildson told the Salt Lake Tribune that shortly after his lesson went up, Nomen Global Language Center owner Clarke Woodger fired him, complaining “now our school is going to be associated with homosexuality.”

Posted by Charlotte Allen


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  1. PatrickH permalink

    To be fair, Charlotte, this looks less like PC strictly speaking than the same kind of literal-minded stupidity coming from a right-wing direction.

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