The delicious irony here is that it happened at a school for language


Ewe can lead a hoarse to water, but a pencil must be lead

Ewe can lead a hoarse to water, but a pencil must be lead

Teacher fired after explaining homophones to students because his boss thought he was “promoting homosexuality”.

A blogger for a school in Utah has lost his job after he wrote a post explaining what a homophone is and his boss accused him of promoting a gay agenda.

Until his recent dismissal, Tim Torkildson worked as a social media strategist for the Nomen Global Language Center in Provo, a private language school which aims to help students with their English.

One of Torkildon’s tasks was writing about the English language and his last post had focused on explaining what homophones are.

When Torkildson’s boss, and the school’s owner, Clarke Woodger read the article he called him into his office and told him he was fired.

‘Now our school is going to be associated with homosexuality,’ Woodger complained, according to Torkildson, who posted their exchange on his blog.

Hay, yew never no.


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12 responses to “The delicious irony here is that it happened at a school for language

  1. AJ

    If only he had confined his post to heteronyms . . .

  2. Libertarian Advocate

    Obviously, there’s no appealing or over-riding Woodger’s uneducated decision. But maybe the marketplace for private English language schools will resolve the issue over time.

  3. Walt

    Dude –
    Isn’t it amazing how stupid people are? And half of this country is illiterate. It’s a disgrace. Did you know North Korea, and those are the commie gooks, Dude, have a 100% literacy rate? That is pretty impressive. Right? Maybe you should blog in North Korean gook speak, and maybe pick up a reader.

    Anyhows, “homo” means the same. But not all homos are the same. You have your butches, the bulls, the fairies, the queens, the trannies, the pitchers, the catchers, the closets, the prancers, the dancers, and the regulars. They are a diverse group, and not at all the same. JUST LIKE US NORMAL PEOPLE!! Even though progressive dogma teaches us we are all the same. But we need diversity. Can some Libtard please explain this dichotomy to me?

    Anyhows again, the homos are the same as us. Except they have better fashion sense. And impeccable taste. And do a better Halloween. But they can’t throw a baseball. Just watch Barry try. But that is a small price to pay for knowing how to color coordinate a room, or knowing how to properly accessorize, me thinks.

    So what is wrong with teaching that?
    Your Pal,

  4. Fred2

    Hey wasn’t there some idiots cretin-ing out over niggardly not so long ago.
    They thought it was racist or some such moronic nonsense.

    What just kills me in these cases is not the mistake/action, we’re ALL ignorant about something, and some days we, uhm, over react, just a little?

    It’s the inability of the people who made the mistake to admit it, and then publicly apologize for their inappropriate over-reaction, make things right, and eat some very public crow.

    Get over yourselves.

    Seriously, if I were _their_ boss, they’d have 30min after I found out about it to calm down & decide whether they wanted to eat crow, or get fired.

  5. Walt

    Dude –
    Yes. YES!! Fred2 is in fact correct. And who is Fred1, BTW?

    Niggardly is on the bad list, even though it is a totally appropriate adjective. “Political Correctness” is just another form of disguised censorship, meant to take away more of our rights.

    NO TOPIC is above mocking. DO YOU HEAR THAT BARRY? Put those jug ears of yours to work. If we can mock God and dead babies, we can mock you. Did someone say dead baby?

    How do you spoil a dead baby? Leave it out in the sun!!

    Anyhows. ANYHOWS!! NO WORDS, nor topics, should be off limits, and who is deciding this crap?

    The “politically correct” want to rewrite Huckleberry Sawyer, the literary classic written by Edgar Alan Poe, because he used the word “nigger”?

    Give me a break. DEAL WITH IT PEOPLE!! It’s historic and that is how they spoke back then. You want to rewrite history? That is dangerous. MY NIGGAH’S!!

    And this is EXACTLY the same as what these sand covered Muslim slums are doing by destroying centuries old Christian temples. We want to be like them? Liberals are no different than ISIS, except for the burkahs. They are both intolerant of differing opinion, free will, and want to rewrite history.

    And who is deciding this stuff? And how are you supposed to keep up with it all? YOU CAN’T!! The whole point is to get everyone to say NOTHING!! IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT? YOU BLIND LITTLE RETARDS!! WAKE THE FUCK UP!!

    Is tranny ok or not? I think the trannys actually think it’s fine. And so do I. African American? OK or not? And why? And who decided? Negro? Retard? Midget? Dwarf? Garbage Man? “Professional” Real estate agent? THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THESE WORDS!!

    Even discussing this problem is considered taboo by the “progressives”. You are deemed a racist. How is not discussing any topic better than speaking your mind? So we all know where people stand. Silence really isn’t golden. It’s actually dangerous.

    What do you think Dude? You syphilitic, retarded, homo little dwarf. And I mean that fondly.

    Your Pal,

    • Bottle Blond in Greenwich

      I would love to mess with you and tell you that you are an idiot. But you are so right, that it is beautiful. And I mean that fondly.
      B BIG

  6. Fred2

    Walt, you forgot : “Realtor”