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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  
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Second, their actions precipitated change on the part of the host community as represented by the sponsor group, pushing the group to move beyond Orientalised scripts of refuge.
When Australia played Iran in the elimination round of the 1997 World Cup Qualifiers, the Australian media was replete with images which reinforced the dominant cultural construction of Iran as an Orientalised "other." Regarding the first play-off in Tehran news reports variously commented on the absence of women spectators, the Australians' insistence on taking their own food and water, and generally framed the whole process as a military insurgency in enemy territory (Moffat 1997, 64; Williams 1997, 32).
A Chinese saying, mistakenly attributed to Confucius (it appears in the book of Zhuangzi), appeared on the wall at the basement entrance: "How do you know that I don't know the happiness of fish?" This piece of Chinese graffiti and the full name "Yin Yang" gave the club a more pseudo-mystical, orientalised Chinese aura than D.D's, which was constructed completely as a foreign space.
In "fanatic Caliphates," as Diana Wynne Jones terms the Orientalised societies in fantasy novels (75-76), there may be echoes of Islam or Buddhism, with orders of shaven-headed monks or nuns, ascetics and/or holy hermits, very much in the style of those who so handily dot forests in Malory.
Paruk, through the use of Javanese stereotypes, has been feminised, as the 'East' has been Orientalised by 'Others'.
The music of Hovahaness has been described as orientalised Vaughan Williams,melodic and easy to come to terms with,and sometimes just simple.
Beauregard discusses at length Goto's hybrid use of Genji and other Japanese literary references to "resist pre-packaged orientalised images of herself while at the same time negotiating shifting identities (decidedly to the plural) outside culturally 'pure' markers" (58).
(6) Barrell's intriguing New Historicist study argues that "De Quincey's life was terrorised by the fear of an unending and interlinked chain of infections from the East, which threatened to enter his system and to overthrow it, leaving him visibly and permanently 'compromised' and orientalised" (15).
They orientalised it, built a five-table restaurant on the other side of the road and expanded: today it has 24 tables, opens seven days a week from 5pm to midnight and serves the best toffee bananas with spun sugar that I have ever eaten-ever.
More interesting still is the fact that there is a backwash effect into the established ("European") churches, where ritual, language usage, costume, and so forth have become more and more Africanised and Orientalised. This example also draws attention to the fact that even though minority religions in South Africa such as Islam and Judaism are not themselves yet accepted as being mainstream, many of their cultural practices have been taken up into the mainstream.