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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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figure By BRIAN NGUGI Tanzanian authorities Thursday placed a local lender, Bank M Tanzania Plc, under administration after it fell insolvent, putting Kenyan regulators on high alert.The Bank of Tanzania said in a statement that Bank M, which recently launched operations in Kenya after it bought Oriental Commercial Bank, will not open for normal business for 90 days during which an appropriate resolution option will be determined.
With the 2016 acquisition of a majority stake in the then Oriental Commercial, Bank M, became the first Tanzanian lender to enter the Kenyan market after the CBK on June 22, 2016, cleared it to buy the majority stake in the Kenyan bottom-tier lender.
Prior to the acquisition, Oriental Commercial Bank was classified as a small lender.
To our credit, we have been the only bank in the past few decades that went into receivership, recovered well and is posting profits, M Oriental Bank chairman Shanti V Shah said in 2016 during the relaunch as M Oriental.M Holdings Group chief executive Sanjeev Kumar said in 2016 that following the acquisition of M Oriental, the bank would focus on large family businesses to grow its loan book and balance sheet.
Said, is "a political vision of reality whose structure promoted the difference between the familiar (Europe, the West, 'us') and the strange (the orient, the East, 'them')."(1) As the "strong" and the "familiar" entity, the West finds it automatic and, at times, imperative that "the Oriental is contained and represented by dominating frameworks."(2) The frameworks of containment and representation take various forms and apply different techniques.
form of a world historical narrative in which European modernity supersedes a spurious Oriental despotism as the dominant cultural system.
But his final accusation is also unfortunate for Oriental cultures at large, and for Oriental histories in particular.
My point, simply stated, is that there are certain motives and compulsions, that have affected the Orientalist reception and presentation of Oriental histories, which are not purely imperial.
It is believed that Europe was introduced to Oriental rugs in the 11th century by crusaders who brought the rugs back from the Middle East.
However, the first specific records of Oriental rugs in Europe are found in portrait paintings from the 14th century in which Oriental rugs formed part of the scenic background.
King Henry VIII, who included Oriental rugs in several of his portraits, was also one of the first in England to import large numbers of Oriental rugs.
Most of the Oriental rugs originally imported by Europe were of Turkish origin, because of strong trading relations with that country.