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Paul Rolly: Blogger fired from language school over ‘homophonia’
Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 7/31/2014 | PAUL ROLLY

Posted on 07/31/2014 9:27:48 AM PDT by Borges

Homophones, as any English grammarian can tell you, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings — such as be and bee, through and threw, which and witch, their and there.

This concept is taught early on to foreign students learning English because it can be confusing to someone whose native language does not have that feature.

But when the social-media specialist for a private Provo-based English language learning center wrote a blog explaining homophones, he was let go for creating the perception that the school promoted a gay agenda.

(Excerpt) Read more at sltrib.com ...


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1 posted on 07/31/2014 9:27:48 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

This sounds too outrageous to be true. I’m wondering if there’s more to this story.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 9:28:39 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Homophones...cell phones endorsed by Liberace?


3 posted on 07/31/2014 9:30:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Borges

What a niggardly thing for the School to do.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 9:31:44 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Homophones...cell phones endorsed by Liberace?

Hemophones ???

5 posted on 07/31/2014 9:32:00 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Borges

I also heard that people at that school were openly and unashamedly matriculating.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 9:32:51 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Borges

He was probably to clever for his own good.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 9:35:09 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Borges

Frigging idiots.

And people pay money to go to this place?


8 posted on 07/31/2014 9:35:20 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Borges

Why does the world need “social media specialists”?


9 posted on 07/31/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Borges

Wait...so its NOT a framily for homos?


10 posted on 07/31/2014 9:37:40 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Fresh Wind

So they can complain they can’t get a job ....


11 posted on 07/31/2014 9:38:30 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Borges

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 9:38:52 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Borges

At least they are drawing a line in the sand; we don’t tolerate even the appearance of support for faggotry. Sometimes you have to break a few eggs. I’d rather have this than the ubiquitous converse.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 9:39:19 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Borges

This article is useless without some some link to the actual blog (which the article doesn’t include). Maybe it’s full of double entendre?

Otherwise, I agree that this is really, really, depressingly stupid.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 9:39:40 AM PDT by altsehastiin
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To: LambSlave

Are you kidding? Should we not teach about homogeneous substances in Chemistry class? This is pure insanity.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 9:41:01 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

16 posted on 07/31/2014 9:41:26 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: glorgau

One even openly masticated in a restaurant.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 9:42:44 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Borges

Sounds like the D.C. mayor’s aide who got canned for properly using the word “niggardly” in a statement about budget issues.

God, we are such a stupid country now.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 9:43:07 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Borges

And what about homogenized milk?

What about the study of prehistoric man, such as homo erectus? Are we now just not able to use the given terms because of how we have mainstreamed homosexuality in our culture?


19 posted on 07/31/2014 9:43:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: CrazyIvan

She was a thespian, so no great surprise.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 9:46:01 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: glorgau
I also heard that people at that school were openly and unashamedly matriculating.

Also, boys and girls there share the same curriculum!

Shameful!

21 posted on 07/31/2014 9:46:34 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10,v 19)
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To: glorgau
"I also heard that people at that school were openly and unashamedly matriculating."

Yeah but… Din't you hear they were also openly masticating in the cafeteria???

22 posted on 07/31/2014 9:46:57 AM PDT by SierraWasp (Obama is mad! He's getting madder with each crisis and now he's a real MADMAN with no temper left!!!)
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To: glorgau

Probably only the thespians.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 9:48:50 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Borges

I thought a homophone was something you can buy in a Sprint store in San Francisco.


24 posted on 07/31/2014 9:50:45 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I remember ( I hope) the terms were:
1. Antonym : Same spelling...different meaning )ANTI——))
2. Synonym : Different word but SAME meaning (pair, duo,twin)
3. HOMOnym : Different spelling, different meaning, Same spoken.
Does #2 mean the approval of SIN? Yew nevir noe, dew yew?


25 posted on 07/31/2014 9:54:02 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
Antonym : Same spelling...different meaning )ANTI——))...

Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings, with no reference to spelling or pronunciation, i.e., fast/slow, full/empty, etc.

If I recall correctly, anyway...
26 posted on 07/31/2014 10:01:22 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I remember back in the day drinking plenty of Homo Milk. Never turned me gay.

But I don't think I ever used  Homo Phone.

27 posted on 07/31/2014 10:11:33 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: glorgau

I wonder, will this further alienate the thespian community at this campus?


28 posted on 07/31/2014 10:18:08 AM PDT by optiguy (If government is the answer, it was a stupid question.)
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To: Borges

Doubt it. Probably true. There’s a lot of stupid out there.


29 posted on 07/31/2014 10:19:57 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: glorgau

And, at lunch time, I’ll bet that they were also openly and unashamedly masticating as well!


30 posted on 07/31/2014 10:26:06 AM PDT by stremba
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To: Milton Miteybad

I remember you!!! You were the kid whose hand shot up the instant I made a mistake. Never liked it, but, you were right.


31 posted on 07/31/2014 10:28:39 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: LambSlave

I really hope you’re being sarcastic. This is total idiocy. I recall a case in which a teacher was fired by a public school for teaching the word niggardly in her class. We here on FR were outraged by that. We should similarly be outraged by someone getting fired for teaching about homophones.


32 posted on 07/31/2014 10:28:59 AM PDT by stremba
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To: glorgau

And openly masticating, three times daily, sometimes more. They’e all a bunch of homo sapiens!

CC


33 posted on 07/31/2014 10:36:23 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Yeah, that was me. I haven’t gotten any better about that, I’m afraid.


34 posted on 07/31/2014 10:38:01 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: SierraWasp

Shoulda read further down, ya beat me to it.

CC


35 posted on 07/31/2014 10:39:12 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Borges

I’ll bet almost every student and faculty member there were openly exposing their epidermis in the sight of others!


36 posted on 07/31/2014 10:46:15 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Borges

Knee jerk ignorance on both sides of the isle’s (Guam) aisle; as bad as the ‘niggardly” furor of a few years ago.


37 posted on 07/31/2014 10:48:17 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Does THIS come from gay cows???

38 posted on 07/31/2014 10:51:25 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: SES1066

My gerund got caught in my diphthong. Now I have a dangling participle.


39 posted on 07/31/2014 10:52:29 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Alas Babylon!
Try that again...

Does THIS come from gay cows?

40 posted on 07/31/2014 10:52:37 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Borges

The stupid, it burns!


41 posted on 07/31/2014 10:54:11 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Borges

Homphonophobes!!


42 posted on 07/31/2014 10:58:29 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Borges

In other news, the school has banned milk products, because almost all of them have been homogenized, and they are concerned that students may think consuming them could have deleterious effects.


43 posted on 07/31/2014 10:59:55 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Borges

In high school marching band I had a Sousaphone I used to blow a lot.


44 posted on 07/31/2014 11:35:34 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: mountainlion
Hemophones ???

No, those are the ones with blood on them. (ewww)

45 posted on 07/31/2014 11:55:08 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Borges

This is a parody or something right??


46 posted on 07/31/2014 11:58:13 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: paint_your_wagon
One of my old taglines was

Ah dent yous spiel cheekier ether

47 posted on 07/31/2014 12:00:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: stremba

Admittedly, I am assuming that there is more to the story, that the author is a known homo who was trying to be clever and wrote an article full of risque humor related to faggotry. I just can’t comprehend a world in which he was fired JUST for the use of the word homophonia.


48 posted on 07/31/2014 12:07:02 PM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Borges

Nope, just heterogeneous ones. /s I am assuming there was more in the actual blog than one word, if that is really all this is about it is insane.


49 posted on 07/31/2014 12:08:43 PM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Celtic Conservative

Yep! Har… (wide grin)


50 posted on 08/01/2014 8:55:13 AM PDT by SierraWasp (Obama is mad! He's getting madder with each crisis and now he's a real MADMAN with no temper left!!!)
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