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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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The politically incorrect control most of our national newspapers, a lot of them are our bosses and they generally have a lot more money than us.
You can't have a show called Politically Incorrect and then abjectly apologize for not being PC.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History has been received with overwhelming favor by libertarians, as my many speaking engagements attest, and my front cover boasts a wonderful blurb by Rep.
smallpox vaccine expert and founding head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine; and "Cancer, Stem Cells, and the Human Genome Project: Politically Incorrect Views," by Tom Bethell, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science.
Anyone who believes throwing more money at low-performing schools will fix LAUSD's sorry 44 percent dropout rate should access California's High School Exit Exam Web site for some politically incorrect enlightening.
THOMAS WOODS' BEST-SELLING Politically Incorrect Guide to American History is primarily pitched to conservative readers, but it's also crafted for libertarian appeal.
Edgy, and possibly politically incorrect for our first season, but you and I know a few sponsors whom line up.
Having recently become politically incorrect, Gibson is at least in good--no, divine--company.
Their cheap, impossible-to-recycle, and politically incorrect packaging material functions structurally and rhetorically.
He has been hailed as a "bright and talented talk show host" by Talkers Magazine and has been seen on ABC's Politically Incorrect, MSNBC and CNBC, as well as featured in The Wall Street Journal.
Amusing, often politically incorrect and, in the end, warmly insightful about the unpredictable ways of the heart.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science, by Tom Bethell (Washington: Regnery, 2005), paperback, 270 pages.

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