The term for any word or phrase that doesn't offend a group of people.
How to be politically correct
As long as you don't have any prejudices about a group of people then you will be naturally politically correct. The term is mostly popular with those who are hateful and think that being polite to someone is the same thing as surrendering to someone.
Conversation about being politically correct
Cashier: Happy holidays!
Christian Customer: Don't you mean "merry Christmas"? You don't have to be politically correct.
Cashier: No, this is a grocery store that welcome to all people so we don't assume every person who buys from us to be Christian.
It is not a law, thus a way of speaking to others and could be a masquerade way of telling a lie, or truth.
Speaking politically correct can be deceptive in it's on. Speaking in such a way that hides the real truth.
What you accuse someone you're arguing of being (especially when they're winning).
Joe: Have you heard about all those goddamned petitions to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell? Fuggin' pinko commies!
Bob: Why should the gay community's freedom to serve our country be restricted just to appease homophobes?
Joe: ZOMGWTF POLITICALLY CORRECT
A pejorative term, and straw man for a political movement fabricated by United States conservatives in about 1980 to discredit the liberal cause, and its ideas.
Whether it be any poorly handled incident where a home office minister gets ticked off for using 'nitty-gritty' in a speech, school children brought before judges for playground racial taunts, to reports of doctors reprimanded for not giving men cervical smears, they all propel an instruction of disapproval about 'politically correct madness' and for one purpose: to mock the entire liberal cause in the process. Plain-talking conservatives who yearn for 'common sense and clear thinking debate' would never fall to such liberal follies.
Thus, any environmental campaign, any discussion about global warming, any case of sexual harassment, or any response to racial prejudice, can be portrayed as the irrational exponents of 'political correctness'.
A term used in political debate by conservatives, meaning, roughly, "inclined to disagree with me".
"Maybe we shouldn't bomb other countries needlessly."
"Don't be so politically correct."
"What does that mean?"
"I don't know, but it's what you are."
Well, after reading all the definitions of "politically correct," I think maybe it's time to provide the other point.
First of all, I think it's really fucking stupid when people put a wool in front of their eyes everytime they even smell "liberal agenda." ("all you fucking whiny pussie liberals want to do is be sensitive to all the freaks and minorities... blah blah blah") I think it's about fucking time everyone stops putting labels on everyone, because it automatically affects your reactions to their opinion. You should have an open mind no matter who's speaking.
I understand how initially people can think "political correctness" (which has come to be a bad name for it anyway) is pointless -- but you gotta see it's more of a subconscious thing. You may think it doesn't make a difference calling ourselves United States citizens instead of Americans, or the GLBT community instead of gays or homos, or American Indians instead of Indians, or women instead of girls (who are 18+) -- but IT DOES. Definitions and names directly affect the way you look at people. People don't try to promote language that reflects reality and promotes tolerance/respect because they want to keep their membership with NAACP and stick clever bumperstickers on their hybrid cars; they do it because they know that words and terms ARE important, and it's not just about offending someone (although that is part of it) The cycle of oppression starts with generalizations and stereotypes, b...