Our argument should not be about whether to be politically correct
but about what simply is, in fact, politically correct
Semantic Change and the Alleged Purpose of Politically Correct
We spend more time finding words that are politically correct
than the best words to send the right message.
Satirizing "political correctness" in their Officially Politically Correct
Dictionary and Handbook, Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf promise to "tell you what's OK to say to whom, what isn't, and why" and "what opinions and concepts are acceptable, and which ones you're just going to have to discard.
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 headline writer then compounded the slant by writing "Scrabble makes point with politically correct
On NYPD, by contrast, when a cop is racist or homophobic (as Bochco realistically portrays many) in a way that jangles the refined nerves of educated liberals, the politically correct
among them are right there to talk them through their moral errors, all the while rationalizing distasteful actions they - nonetheless - take against poor and minority folks, in the name of social necessity.
On June 6, 1967, 20 "Chicanos" (the politically correct
term) armed with rifles and pistols stormed the Rio Arriba County courthouse near the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico.
In it William Lutz, editor of the Quarterly Review of Doublespeak, said that the trend to make language politically correct
is part of the larger, permanent trend of euphemization.
May government punish you, or fine you, or subject you to second class treatment if you don't pass a politically correct
There must be 500 golf clubs over there that won't even let you down the drive if you don't fit in" Golf commentator Peter Alliss "Those politically correct
whingers who complain that the Prince of Wales, fully in line with his constitutional rights and duties, wrote to eight Government departments over three years, are proving him right yet again" Historian Andrew Roberts on the Prince of Wales' complaint about politically correct
interference "I personally find going to theatre is enjoyable about one time in 20, and the other 19 you're just going 'Oh, come on.
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.