fidesquaerens (marta_bee) wrote,

the homophone agenda

Apparently someone was recently fired from a "Provo [Utah] languagelearning center" because he wrote a blog post on homophones that "created the perception that the school promoted a gay agenda." Which is obviously so far beyond ridiculous it's hard to know where to begin commenting seriously. Which means at some level, all that's left is farce.

Enter this recent piece on the Volokh Conspiracy. The VC is a legal news and commentary blog I follow, but this isn't really about the law. It's more some clever people going in for puns and wordplay. Made me smile.

ETA: For once, the comments are very much worth reading. At the risk of working blue, [Spoiler (click to open)]the references to cunning linguists had me giggling, although the questions about him whether using the word niggardly would have gotten him fired seemed a bit over the top. I'd expect lawyers to do better than playing the res card.
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