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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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Semantic Change and the Alleged Purpose of Politically Correct Language
Satirizing "political correctness" in their Officially Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook, Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf promise to "tell you what's OK to say to whom, what isn't, and why" and "what opinions and concepts are acceptable, and which ones you're just going to have to discard.
He was perfectly politically correct, except that he had applied late, didn't specialize in Chicano studies, and was reputed to be a "bad listener.
To celebrate his multimedia debut -- and to offer a little politically correct, pre-Election Day advice to any interested candidates -- author James Finn Garner will appear in the America Online "Center Stage" Auditorium Monday, November 6 at 10 p.
On NYPD, by contrast, when a cop is racist or homophobic (as Bochco realistically portrays many) in a way that jangles the refined nerves of educated liberals, the politically correct among them are right there to talk them through their moral errors, all the while rationalizing distasteful actions they - nonetheless - take against poor and minority folks, in the name of social necessity.
The "Hispanics" (the locally but not politically correct term) had reason to know the neighboring forests well, for they could look back on almost 400 years of life with the land.
The issue of politically correct language seems to be causing alarm in Great Britain as well as in Canada and the U.
A politically correct paranoia has crept into our airports and into our hearts.
There must be 500 golf clubs over there that won't even let you down the drive if you don't fit in" Golf commentator Peter Alliss "Those politically correct whingers who complain that the Prince of Wales, fully in line with his constitutional rights and duties, wrote to eight Government departments over three years, are proving him right yet again" Historian Andrew Roberts on the Prince of Wales' complaint about politically correct interference "I personally find going to theatre is enjoyable about one time in 20, and the other 19 you're just going 'Oh, come on.
It's not for local councils to manipulate the school curriculum based on their latest politically correct whims, especially when educational standards are flagging," she said.
A BAN on panto stars throwing sweets into the audience was yesterday blasted as politically correct madness.
I hear it has been deemed politically correct not to offer them for sale unless specifically asked for.

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