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TGIF: That Gerund Is Funky (Aug 1): the dangerous homophone


from Nyla’s illustrated Word Wall

TGIF: there’s really only one big language-and-usage story in the news this week, and everyone’s talking about it. Yes, it’s about the guy who was fired from his social media strategist job at a Utah school — after talking about homophones (sic) online. Just to be clear: that’s h-phones we’re talking about — not –sapiens, –phobes, –philes, –zygotes, or –sexuals.

According to a report in The Independent, “Tim Torkildson, the former employee at the Nomen Global Language Center, said he was removed from his Continue reading