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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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Because the creation of a new, politically correct term for, say, mental retardation does not change the underlying realities or the social dynamics that pertain to the subject, the new term gradually enters common circulation, and speakers use it in the same way that they previously used the preceding term.
What value do ideas actually have when 'progress' seems to be defined simply as the succession of politically correct orthodoxies?
Santa Ana (a hot desert wind named after Saint Anne)--Reflecting the animosity that the majority of the politically correct have for politicians in the party opposing their favored party (and ignoring the fact that there really isn't much of a difference between the two main political parties), it will forever be known as a Republican Wind.
That was her now politically correct title and, suddenly, Albert's plaintive cry of "Bring back the nit nurse" was a haunting echo in the back of my mind.
Is that what these politically correct idiots really want to see?
ASTONISHING ATTACK Former Welsh Conservative leader Rod Richards has told AMs to 'cut out the politically correct claptrap.
No wasted 'teaching time' in dealing with the agenda of the politically correct.
I had been (gently) prodding the thirty-eight-year-old contemporary curator--recently hired away from the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh to replace Gary Garrels at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art--about her rep as a fairly predictable, politically correct (in a high-gloss, Masterpiece Theatre sort of way) selector of artists who, as the New York Times's Roberta Smith had put it, "je t from one show to another to create the same engaging effects.
Surplus" has become a much more politically correct and fiscally prudent word than "deficit," and will remain so.
It's nice to know someone willing to attack every politically correct opinion in history.
In an age when much choreography aims to be pretty and pleasing, or painful but politically correct, dancers Pat Graney, Ehud Krauss, and Heidi Duckier are working on the gritty edge--making dance in jails and prisons.
simply, systematic management of a politically correct demographic problem.

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