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Grammar Blogger Fired Over 'Homo' in 'Homophones'

There are 39 comments on the The Gater 98.7 FM story from Aug 1, 2014, titled Grammar Blogger Fired Over 'Homo' in 'Homophones'. In it, The Gater 98.7 FM reports that:

You've heard of homophobia. Now comes homophonia. The Salt Lake Tribune has the strange story of a social-media specialist who got fired after writing a blog post about homophones-the grammatical term referring to words that sound the same but are spelled differently, like too and two.

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Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#1 Aug 1, 2014
It seems that his boss is a classic closet Homo- Homophonic.
passing by

Salina, KS

#2 Aug 1, 2014
You gotta read the original story:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/5823636...

If this little gem doesn't finally expose the obscene absurdity of anti-gay attitudes in this country, nothing will.
passing by

Salina, KS

#3 Aug 1, 2014
Parden Pard wrote:
It seems that his boss is a classic closet Homo- Homophonic.
Your word for the day is homophonophobia, it's the irrational fear that anything that sounds that gay just has to be that gay and that gay is bad, don't you know.
Phyllis Schlafly s Stain

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Aug 1, 2014
Firing him was really quite rube.

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#5 Aug 1, 2014
Nothing GAY to hear here,seems rather QUEER they would get fired up about this.
Back to grade school when people still got pushed & told they were so "gay"
without ANYONE really knowing what that meant,I was naive & just smiled even MORE :). BUT then again the RAINBOW movement HAS TAKEN ON A WHOLE NEW MEANING Too. Rick

“The beard faded...”

Since: May 14

to 62 shades of gray

#6 Aug 1, 2014
It appears the school has done itself more harm than the blogger using the Homophones term.

Now this HOMOsapien is going to pour myself a glass of HOMOgenized milk, then sit on my front porch and watch the HOMOiothermics fly by.
Uh 0h

Jackson, MO

#7 Aug 1, 2014
Remember when gay meant merry and a rainbow was just a sight to behold?

Man's translation on Noah gets more interesting with each new reading regarding both those words.
Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#8 Aug 1, 2014
passing by wrote:
<quoted text>Your word for the day is homophonophobia, it's the irrational fear that anything that sounds that gay just has to be that gay and that gay is bad, don't you know.
You may splained it better than I (now I shall go HOME without any regrets,,thank you,,(weirdo)

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#9 Aug 1, 2014
He has a GAY future in HOMEOpathic Medicine. He didn't BLOW the job but it will COME out in the wash with GAIN .
When they called for him to MEET he knew he was BEAT ,after all he probably taught them how to teach on Sesame Street. Rick
Homophones -SESAME STREET -BRIAN McKnight
http://youtu.be/taczyTif7S4
Phyllis Schlafly s Stain

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Aug 1, 2014
Uh 0h wrote:
Remember when gay meant merry and a rainbow was just a sight to behold?
There's nothing stopping you from using those words exactly as you wish, but I appreciate your faux feeling of victimization. Which will happily increase as time goes on (in civilized democracies.)

Also, if you're so worried about a great flood for reasons of "sinning," and you don't really say, then I expect you will be similarly posting your concerns about those who covet or disrespect their parents or bear false witness unrepentantly.

Except you won't do that. Because it's not about Commandments or scripture, it's all about your bigotries.
Uh 0h

Jackson, MO

#11 Aug 1, 2014
Phyllis Schlafly s Stain wrote:
<quoted text>
There's nothing stopping you from using those words exactly as you wish, but I appreciate your faux feeling of victimization. Which will happily increase as time goes on (in civilized democracies.)
Also, if you're so worried about a great flood for reasons of "sinning," and you don't really say, then I expect you will be similarly posting your concerns about those who covet or disrespect their parents or bear false witness unrepentantly.
Except you won't do that. Because it's not about Commandments or scripture, it's all about your bigotries.
Whatever you say Phsyfilis from Philly.
I was always concerned Noah cursed his son when I thought he'd done good covering his naked body. I actually find the whole story bogus, but some want us to believe it literally. Carry on with the hate sweetpee and you can fly away with whatever color flag you like. ;)

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#12 Aug 1, 2014
Still has a smell,taste,reeks of something so ASSinine that the
Phelps family would have favor it.? Rick

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Phyllis Schlafly s Stain

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Aug 1, 2014
Uh 0h wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever you say Phsyfilis
You didn't address a single point, Cletus. You can and may use those words as you wish to your heart's content.

You're a crybaby.

Your buybull babbling makes little sense, but the Commandments would suggest you focus on those who covet, take the lawd's name in vain, bear false witness, etc. Yet you have this extreme fixation on homosexuality...for psychological reasons.

By the way, for the record, I hate bigots. Perhaps eventually we'll have to pass laws saying _they_ can't marry, adopt, serve openly, be protected from arbitrary firing. After all, xstains treat others the way they themselves would wish to be treated....

“The beard faded...”

Since: May 14

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#14 Aug 1, 2014
Phyllis Schlafly s Stain wrote:
By the way, for the record, I hate bigots. Perhaps eventually we'll have to pass laws saying _they_ can't marry, adopt, serve openly, be protected from arbitrary firing. After all, xstains treat others the way they themselves would wish to be treated....
Bigots by who's standards?
You choose to be gay and are proud to admit it.
Fewer that think themselves bigots are willing to admit and be proud of the fact.

“The beard faded...”

Since: May 14

to 62 shades of gray

#15 Aug 1, 2014
Independent1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Bigots by who's standards?
You choose to be gay and are proud to admit it.
Fewer that think themselves bigots are willing to admit and be proud of the fact.
That should read.....You choose to admit to being gay.....

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#16 Aug 1, 2014
I wonder if they will Gayly Pay him his severance package in 3$ Bills?
What a queer way for a job opening at that High a level.
I knew it would lead to bigger things in his future,with a package like that
New deals in certain communities I am sure. Rick
Phyllis Schlafly s Stain

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Aug 1, 2014
Independent1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Bigots by who's standards?
You choose to be gay and are proud to admit it.
Fewer that think themselves bigots are willing to admit and be proud of the fact.
Hey christardate:

1. A majority in every Western democracy now thinks lgbt people should enjoy even the most controversial right to marriage equality.

You're confused about how many think what.

2. No lgbt person tried to say fundies or tee baggrz can't marry, adopt, serve openly, be protected from arbitrary firing.

We know who the bigots are, but we understand sexually depraved homophobes sometimes deny their various, overlapping bigotries.

“The beard faded...”

Since: May 14

to 62 shades of gray

#18 Aug 1, 2014
Phyllis Schlafly s Stain wrote:
Hey christardate:
Name calling is always a good start to a conversation.....is that a you thing or just an lgbt thing in general?
Phyllis Schlafly s Stain wrote:
1......You're confused about how many think what.
That, is a matter of opinion.
Phyllis Schlafly s Stain wrote:
2. No lgbt person tried to say fundies or tee baggrz can't marry, adopt, serve openly, be protected from arbitrary firing.
In post #13 Phyllis Schlafly s Stain wrote:
"Perhaps eventually we'll have to pass laws saying _they_ can't marry, adopt, serve openly, be protected from arbitrary firing."

Someone is contradicting herself.
Phyllis Schlafly s Stain wrote:
We know who the bigots are, but we understand sexually depraved homophobes sometimes deny their various, overlapping bigotries.
You have a list? Like Santa?
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Aug 2, 2014
Independent1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Name calling is always a good start to a conversation....That, is a matter of opinion....Someone is contradicting herself.
Homophobes should already be used to being mocked by educated society, but you're slow on the uptake.

No, the data on support for equal lgbt rights and even the most contentious issue of marriage equality in all the Western democracies is not a matter of opinion. See Cletus, a fact that you happen to dislike is not therefore an opinion.

The last point, rube, is that educated people have not blocked fundies and tee baggrz from marriage, adoption, military service, employment protections. It is called a "hypothetical." It is intended to make you realize who is limiting whose equal rights. You're too ignorant to follow any of this.

Also, you may use the word "gay" to mean "happy" whenever you like. There's no law. Although you faux victimhood is much appreciated.

“The beard faded...”

Since: May 14

to 62 shades of gray

#20 Aug 2, 2014
Evilgelicalling wrote:
Homophobes should already be used to being mocked by educated society, but you're slow on the uptake.
No, the data on support for equal lgbt rights and even the most contentious issue of marriage equality in all the Western democracies is not a matter of opinion. See Cletus, a fact that you happen to dislike is not therefore an opinion.
The last point, rube, is that educated people have not blocked fundies and tee baggrz from marriage, adoption, military service, employment protections. It is called a "hypothetical." It is intended to make you realize who is limiting whose equal rights. You're too ignorant to follow any of this.
Also, you may use the word "gay" to mean "happy" whenever you like. There's no law. Although you faux victimhood is much appreciated.
Interesting how you state things I have not said just to create an argument.

The matter of opinion statement was in reference to what bigots think.
Way over your head, obviously.

I have never claimed to be a victim......I couldn't care less if gays want to marry.
I don't agree with it, but it will have no effect on my life. In my disagreement I do not advocate shunning them from society, I don't advocate firing them, nor stopping them from enjoying any rights I have. You have also never seen me post anything attacking gays. But the gays are full of hatred spewing BS attacking me at every turn.....Hypocrite

This thread started out poking fun at the idiots who thought using a word that starts with HOMO would associate them with gays.....So I too poked fun, it is the actual homosexuals that are trying to turn it into something it isn't with your "faux victim-hood" outrage over nothing.

I am mocked by the intolerant, name calling bigots you mean! Educated people do not stoop to name calling tactics.

"OMG, he used a word that starts with HOMO!!!"
Let the outrage spew forth.

Me thinks you are too ignorant to see what this thread is about and have gotten carried away over nothing.

You should take your outrage back to the glbt threads where you will find the true bigots hating on you.

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