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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  
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Byron mocks the "Orientalizing" conventions of the other tales, suggesting that sound is more important than setting--perhaps not only in his own work.
The Iron Age ceramic set recovered in Alto do Castelo deserves to be discussed in terms of its regional significance, but also its terms of its relevance concerning the Western Iberian Peninsula Orientalizing phenomena and its subsequent effects.
(21) The playful dancer, consciously or not, may glide smoothly through different personae as she takes kindly offered tips from regulars, encourages the awkward new patron, avoids the offensive, reassures the unwilling, and from time to time emerges from Orientalizing silence to thank customers, discourage them, or put them at ease.
In orientalizing Cornelius and Rajah Allang, the narrative feminizes them as well, constructing a hierarchy wherein Jim is less masculine than Marlow, but more masculine in relation to figures like Rajah Allang and Cornelius.
The assignation of this Kentucky-born actor to the part, causes one to reexamine Parkinson's charge of "orientalizing," just as his "performance" is jolting in a way that the scholar does not address.
The physical appearance of the Turkish army occasioned early Orientalizing descriptions.
Some have attempted to find confirmation in archaeology; considering the possibility that the Etruscans' arrival in Italy coincided with the socalled Orientalizing phase of Etruscan art.
In "Between the Harem and the Battlefield: Domestic Space in the Work of Assia Djebar," Victoria Best reads Djebar's oeuvre as a "reconstitution of female space," which I would argue as a push for alterity, making feminine subjectivity possible; the short prose pieces propose both plural and alternative spaces where women are no longer observed through the Orientalizing male eye, as upheld by Delacroix's tableaux (875-876).
(2) Let us adhere to these basic facets for a discursive act to qualify as 'Orientalizing'.
Despite all these efforts, however, the discussion continues to be steeped in a vast "Orientalizing" imagination, very well analyzed by Thierry Hentsch in his book Imagining the Middle East, according to which no Muslim country could possibly live up to the strictures of democracy.
Although Park concludes that both Cha and Kim manage to create their own modernist tradition without "succumbing to Orientalism" (129), her persistent yoking of Asian American poetics with modernist aesthetics leaves behind a plethora of equally problematic, if not orientalizing, apparitions.