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01 August 2014 @ 05:21 am
Big scary word  
Utah teacher fired for talking about homophones. Reminds me of the time a woman assigned to set up a corporate training program had to explain to the bigwigs and HR that “pedagogical” does not mean sex with children.

Thanx to novapsyche
 
 
 
Maia Cmaiac on August 1st, 2014 11:44 am (UTC)
I immediately thought of the ignoramus who accused an aide to Washington DC mayor Anthony Williams of racism because he used the word "niggardly". And it was the aide, not the ignoramus, who resigned over the incident.
Marionweofodthignen on August 1st, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
I did too, although the version I heard was that he was fired.

There's also the story of the political campaign in Louisiana where stating that the opponent masticated in public led to victory.

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Randy Byers: 2009-05-10randy_byers on August 1st, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, in the future "pederast" will mean "artificial foot fetishist." (Sez Lem in The Futurological Congress.) Who knows what terrible thing "homophone" might mean?
Sharon Kahndreamshark on August 1st, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
Something to do with the fetishizing of smart phones, I would imagine.
Randy Byers: 2009-05-10randy_byers on August 1st, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
A male smart phone?