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http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2014/08/school-fires-blogger-over-post-about-homophones-citing-gay-agenda.html

Yes, apparently, this is serious. Words cannot describe the idiocy in this news article.

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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 01:41:21 PM »
It's a private "English as a Second Language" school, and the blogger, despite very clearly explaining what homophones are and citing multiple examples in the post in question, was fired by the school owner.

Where do you even begin to dissect what's wrong with this scenario?  :o
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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 02:50:07 PM »
If we don't put a stop to it now, our schools will be overrun by flaming homophones running around with their diphthongs showing.

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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 05:05:15 PM »
If Woodger's rationale is being accurately reported, his ignorance is stunning. His best course of action would be to apologize to Torkildson and re-hire him. Everyone would have a good laugh at his stupidity and forget about the whole thing in a few days.

That would be the sensible, reasonable thing to do.

In my experience however, people with that level of incomprehension, especially in positions of relative authority, aren't very reasonable. So it's quite likely Mr. Woodger will continue to flaunt his ignorance and then complain about people commenting about it.
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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 05:44:33 PM »
It's about time, everyone knows only heterophones belong in English class.
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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 06:33:23 PM »
Frankly, the only way that idiot administrator is going to get his head on straight is if he gets complaints from parents at the school.  Lots and lots of parents.

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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 08:00:31 PM »
Wright, I just knew you would write likely using your right hand to type most of your comment..  You're obviously a practitioner of homophonia.  >:(
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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 01:45:45 AM »
If Woodger's rationale is being accurately reported, .....

I do have to wonder if there is some false or strategically missing information in this story. Something about it just doesn't "smell" quite right.


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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 01:52:28 AM »
^^^Skepticism is a healthy reaction, hence my starting with "if". My knees can be as twitchy as a teabagger's, with the right stimulus.
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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 02:52:25 AM »
It's about time, everyone knows only heterophones belong in English class.

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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2014, 09:27:05 AM »
If Woodger's rationale is being accurately reported, .....

I do have to wonder if there is some false or strategically missing information in this story. Something about it just doesn't "smell" quite right.


Well they do have big parades every year for words that sound alike, but have different meanings. We need to stop this before stupid people get stupider.
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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2014, 12:01:18 AM »
In other news, puzzled girl in read bonnet asks four directions too grammar's house in the woulds.
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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2014, 12:56:00 AM »
In other news, puzzled girl in read bonnet asks four directions too grammar's house in the woulds.

You misspelled "otter".

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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2014, 01:09:40 AM »
I have no words to describe how I feel about this, but I'll try anyway: Holy cheesewiz this is retarded >.>
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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2014, 01:21:25 AM »
Good thing he wasn't talking about "Homo erectus", then he really would've gotten it up the keister.

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Re: School fires blogger over post about homophones, citing 'gay agenda'
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2014, 02:55:28 AM »
Good thing he wasn't talking about "Homo erectus", then he really would've gotten it up the keister.

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