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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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In Culver City, getting paid to take care of children is politically incorrect.
Yes, it's self-loathing, and, yes, it's so politically incorrect you could put a tie on it and call it Jesse, but it does have a way of putting a pretentious, prissy, nose-in-the-air specimen in his place.
You can bet he will still try to be politically incorrect.
Lefcourt has had no trouble getting past Showtime with his gay stow lines, salty language, and politically incorrect plots--unlike 15 years ago, when he worked on the groundbreaking Cagney & Lacey.
A few performers manage to stand out: Sonja Sohn as Detective Shakima Greggs - though the show goes to great pains to establish her character as a lesbian (HBO's house style has evolved into an allegedly daring politically incorrect political correctness), she and West have the only thing resembling chemistry in the series.
The two briefly lived together--until Cucu's older sister, following the Communist custom of reporting on family members' politically incorrect behavior, reported the men's "suspect" relationship to police.
He appears frequently as a political and social commentator on shows including Fox News Network's Special Report, Politically Incorrect, Nightline, The Today Show and Larry King Live.
And unlike Maher on Politically Incorrect, Nelson invites guests who are actually familiar with his topic and solicits questions and opinions from the studio audience.
I'm looking forward to helping SAEC deliver the types of services needed by the entrepreneurs and investor community, including its new business plan submission program and the politically incorrect speaking engagement the Straight-talk.
The movie, in turn, takes shots at everything from the politically correct to the politically incorrect to ignorant video store clerks to pretentious artists to ineffectual parents.
The Altruists, which at press time was set to finish its limited run at the Vineyard Theatre on April 1, isn't serious enough to be labeled politically incorrect.
So he starts a petition trying to get his own street named after King, which provides the upshot for the evening, Darryl's politically incorrect insults of a midget neighbor, culminating in a fairly silly scene in which he plays poker with midgets and strives mightily from making any nasty cracks.

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