Tim Torkildson, a former employee at the Nomen Global Language Center based in Utah, says he was removed from his role as head of social media because of the mistake.
His boss claimed his article, which explained homophones means words that sound the same but have different meanings (such as their and there), could give off the impression the school promoted homosexuality.
While they both come from the Greek word ‘homo’ – which means ‘same’ – they mean, like ‘homo sapien’ or ‘homophobia’, very different things.
Speaking to the Salt Lake City Tribune, Torkildson said after the post went public he was called into the office of the company’s owner Clarke Woodger.
Woodger then told him he was fired.
Torkildson posted the conversation between the two on Facebook, with Woodger saying the social media writer ‘could not be trusted’.
The explanation to homophones has now been removed from the language school’s website.
Torkildson said he thought the post was relatively straightforward, and something those in the early stages of learning English would find useful.
duffmansean said: you are gonna love that thing until it breaks
only cost me 10 quid though and the shipping isn’t that bad so if or when it breaks, getting a new one won’t break my bank account, bless
hahaha yeah, that’s one nice thing about it…
man, mine’s seriously on its last leg tho. like, it’s got tears all over it and barely has its shape anymore…. but god damn, it’s still such a perfect frickin toy.
can’t wait to see you post about it ;P
damn, bruh. why haven’t you let me in on this earlier then??? i’ve only JUST heard about it, and that was via the transqueersxxx tumblr, haha. i am disappoint!! i got lube as well, because, well, reasons. so hopefully that’s a success story as well.
don’t expect any pictures there, home slice ;)))));););;)) we’ll see if i post about it! haha
“Within the lesbian community I am Black, and within the Black community I am a lesbian. Any attack against Black people is a lesbian and gay issue, because I and thousands of other Black women are part of the lesbian community. Any attack against lesbians and gays is a Black issue, because thousands of lesbians and gay men are Black. There is no hierarchy of oppression.
It is not accidental that the Family Protection Act, which is virulently anti-woman and anti-Black, is also anti-gay. As a Black person, I know who my enemies are, and when the Ku Klux Klan goes to court in Detroit to try and force the Board of Education to remove books the Klan believes “hint at homosexuality,” then I know I cannot afford the luxury of fighting one form of oppression only. I cannot afford to believe that freedom from intolerance is the right of only one particular group. And I cannot afford to choose between the fronts upon which I must battle these forces of discrimination, wherever they appear to destroy me. And when they appear to destroy me, it will not be long before they appear to destroy you.”—“There Is No Hierarchy of Oppressions,”Audre Lorde (via supermattachine)
How to get followers: Just tag all your posts as nsfw. Every single one. They might not get 1000 notes but at least your friends milfloversanus and scoots-mcbuttholes will be there to support you from that point forward.
i love the Women Against Feminism that are like “I dont need feminism because i can admit i need my husband to open a jar for me and thats ok!” cause listen 1. get a towel 2. get the towel damp 3. put it on the lid and twist. BAM now men are completely useless. you, too, can open a jar. time to get a divorce
everywhere it’s like ‘1 minute past midnight, applicants will either be ecstatic or frustrated’ and it’s just… it’s 3:50 am and i haven’t received anything! what’s worse is that i also read that some rejection letters won’t be out until 8 am, and i’m figuring that’s what i’ve got in store then since i haven’t gotten anything on my e-mail :|
while i haven’t heard back yet, the grade averages for each place have been released, and it’s like. little more than double my average where i’ve applied D: ok, last year’s was close to double, too, when i applied… but still. at least now i know i really shouldn’t get my hopes up…..
god i can’t be fucked to have to go back into the system all over again.
christ i’m already getting the ultimate downer on and i haven’t even gotten my (presumably) rejection mail yet.