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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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But creating a platform where everyone has the right to speak their mind can have some negative consequences, and I believe that political correctness curbs these negative impacts.
Political correctness is wrong not primarily due to the values it espouses but because it amounts to coercion or "social tyranny," as John Stuart Mill argued in On Liberty.
But fear, mistruths and right-wing propaganda have created a toxic mythology around political correctness.
With ads commonly portraying head wagging Indians, it is a fact that the UAE is where political correctness comes to die.
Food was also an issue, and political correctness about what could or could not be eaten continued to separate the self-righteous observant from the nonobservant.
If you are interested in the subject of political correctness, there is clearly a lot of material on that topic in this volume to think about.
She will urge a "more robust" approach to religion and tackling "an overzealous commitment" to political correctness.
Let's hope and pray that Brown will see the light and help the restoration of the Christian moral basis of this nation, and ditch the failed culture of spin and political correctness has brought no hope, only disappointment.
A quick statistic: 338 - the number of hits that come up on Google when 'david davies + political correctness gone mad' is entered.
Political correctness is the moralistic and censorial arm of a belief system according to which the West has been long tainted by values and prejudices that have led to systemic discrimination against, and marginalization of, certain groups.
Chronicling the battle against a host of life obstacles from bad grammar, drugs, and crime to paralysis-inducing political correctness, fickle lovers, and domestic violence, Nobody Roots for Goliath is a serious-minded, absorbing novel that reads like a true story because it draws so heavily upon harsh reality.
Nearly three decades before the creation of the State of Israel, Chesterton observed the Christians, Jews, and Muslims of Palestine; his unvarnished conclusions are presented at face value, without any allowances for political correctness or other modern contrivances.