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Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person’s physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  
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It demonstrates how the sitcoms of the 20th century reflected changing attitudes to political correctness.
The problem, as I see it, is that our education system hasbeen engulfed by a tide of political correctness.
For the record, political correctness was a good idea ( trying to stop people being racist, sexist and homophobic ( that probably went a little bit too far.
How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine, by Sally Satel, New York: Basic Books, 285 pages, $27
The accusation of political correctness now became an easy tag, and Newsweek devoted a full page to describing us as "Putting the 'PC' in PCs.
Also considered is the question of how much the outcomes of the debates over political correctness influenced the professionalization or deprofessionalization of teaching.
Of course, Maureen will be proved right in the end because political correctness can mean anything she says it does.
The married mother-of-three, from Moorside, in Oldham, said she had been left "heartbroken" by political correctness gone mad.
Still, in this age of hypersensitivity, extreme political correctness, zero-tolerance idiocy and bone-headed administrators, it was all too much.
At this point, I'm guessing some of you are muttering that time-honoured phrase, 'It's political correctness gone mad'.
He complains, on the grounds of political correctness, that Cardiff councillors have been informed about the celebrations to mark the birthday of the prophet Mohammed and the Baha'i's Rivdan festival by equality officer Ceri Harris.