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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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'Politically correct' implies 'politically incorrect.' People believe the right word solves the problem.
"It's not for local councils to manipulate the school curriculum based on their latest politically correct whims, especially when educational standards are flagging," she said.
I do not think so but then again even newspapers are driven by the agenda of the politically correct.
Richard Astbury, head of Combined Services Entertainment, said: "The Navy wanted a show that was politically correct because there are female crew members these days.
He was perfectly politically correct, except that he had applied late, didn't specialize in Chicano studies, and was reputed to be a "bad listener." A boycott of Wacquant ensued, and it became the main activity of the left even as California's state government was savaging the budget for all levels of education.
The politically correct crowd has so successfully chased out the dissenters from its ranks that it has become intellectually flabby, insulated as it is from any robust political workout.
Thought showerA politically correct version of brainstorm, which it is feared could upset or offend those who have or know people who have brain problems.Textual harassment Oppression by an excess of e-mails and/or text messages.Marzipan layerTalented people in a company just below board level.A politically correct version of brainstorm, which it is feared could upset or offend those who have or know people who have brain problems.
Society at large is far more complicated than the black-and-white way in which it is portrayed in this report, nor are politically correct attitudes to blame for every ill in society.
After suffering years of politically correct exile, that joyous greeting, "Merry Christmas," made a significant and salutary comeback in 2005.
The author suffered at the hands of the Red Guards as the "daughter of a capitalist household." Her parents were thrown into prison and she and her brother were placed in a political study class where the politically correct children regularly abused them.
But the politically correct have no qualms about stigmatizing the act and habit of smoking.
Not sure what the corollary is today: "Uncle John" crossed my mind (in honor of John Paulk), but that wouldn't be politically correct, would it?

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