politically correct

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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 figures suggest that the terrorist PKK picks its sympathizers and members from among young people who are poorly educated and that the more educated people are, the less willing they are to join the terrorist group.
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Poorly educated but well-read, she learnt worldliness from a louche old countess.
Twelve years and all you have achieved is a crime free-for-all, filthy hospitals, poorly educated kids, quangos by the hundreds including NICE which should be renamed NASTY, repulsive authoritarianism, substandard police, overpaid dodgy banks, free entry to the country and a broken economy.
OUTSPOKEN telly historian David Starkey has launched an astonishing attack on the Queen - branding her a poorly educated "housewife".
The results showed that "summer learning among students in relatively well-educated, economically secure homes added a total of about 47 points to their test scores" by 5th grade while those from "relatively low-income, poorly educated families had been reduced by about two points.
Looking at the poll detail, the ratio of those thinking security controls at the airports was insufficient was highest amongst women, the oldest people, the poorly educated, villagers, small town residents, manual workers, the unemployed and non-car owners.
Insurance and risk management typically attract relatively poorly educated people, and so the pay scale is skewed low, the field is unattractive to bright people and--voila