As It Happens Homophone Blogger Fired

As It Happens Homophone Blogger Fired

If you know the difference between the words "homophobe" and "homophone," you're well ahead of one American English language school administrator who fired an employee last week for allegedly promoting "some kind of gay agenda" through a blog post about grammar. Timothy Torkildson was let go from his position as a social media specialist at the Nomen Global Language Center in Provo, Utah after writing an educational blog post called "Help with Homophones". (Hint: homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently — there, their, they're.)

  • 2014
  • 00:06:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014
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