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The elimination of common sense to please everyone so no one, especially a minority, is offended. Institutionalized brainwashing invented by facist liberals to advance socialism and eliminate cultural/social/gender differences that, for some reason, may offend the very few. The irony is that politcal correectness is offensive in itself. According to politcal correctness, identifying a person by their race i..e “black” insinuates bigotry or that persons who want a control on illegal immigration are racists. Political correctness is the dumbest philosophy and has become a laughing stock today. When hearing politically correct people speak, I just want to punch them in their face. They sound condescending and act like we are a bunch of racist, socially-challenged nitwits who can’t think for ourselves. The funny thing about politically correct people is that they don’t know what they believe, and walk around and talk like they’re in Oz and oblivious to society. It’s the politically correct morons that are the real idiots and not the regular people. It is out of control in America. Examples mof political correctness:

Fat:
heavily laden, weight challenged, person of size

Blind:
visually impaired, visually challenged (when it's not a challenge and no ability is present)

Guns: firearms

Retarded: mentally challenged

Skinny: slim, lean

Black:
African American. How can you be African while being American? You can also be African without being black. Some “Africans” are even white.

Minority: person of color

Mankind:
humankind so not to offend women. Ironically, MANkind refers to both sexes.

Old: elderly

Gay: homosexual, different sexual orientation

Gambling: gaming

Lying: misleading

Illegal alien: migrant, guestworker

Mexico: south of the border

Hispanic: Latino

Indian: south Asian or just Asian

Chinese, Japanese, Koran, Vietnamese: oriental, but:

Oriental: Asian

Midget:
little people, while “little people” can identify children

Short: vertically challenged

Politcal correctness makes Universties who's team name honors an indian tribe to be changed, for fear of offending them.

Political correctness will not allow U.S. troops to invade mosques in Iraq to search for WMD, knowing full well they are present, for the fear of offending Muslims.

Political coreectness demands unisex bathrooms.

Politcal correctness allows Muslims (and only Muslims) to have their own “prayer rooms” in airports.

Political correctness allows Musliim male cab drivers to refuse to pick up female passengers.

Politcal correctness, led by the ACLU, demands the removal of the Ten Commandments and Nativity scenes from public view, due to the fraudulent belief of “seperation of church and state.”

Political correctness allows women to attend all-male schools but wont allow men to attend all-female schools.
If you don’t believe that political correctness is bad, just look what it has done to Europe: they longer know what they believe as their society continues to erode and decay.
by krock1dk December 28, 2007
 
1.
See bullshit. Proof that George Orwell was way ahead of his time when he wrote his "1984" novel.
Examples of politically correct bullshit.

midget = vertically challenged
fat = horizontally challenged
perverted = sexually dysfunctional
alive = temporarily metabolically abled
Negro = African American
Indian = Native American
Anyone from Central America, South America, or the Carribean = Hispanic
body odor = nondiscretionary fragrance
dishonese = ethically disoriented
gay = different
wrong = differently logical
dead = living impaired
pregnant = parasitically opressed
fired = laid off
poor = financially inept
homeless = residentially flexible
tall = person of height
garbage-man = sanitation engineer
blind = visually challenged
by AYB April 02, 2003
 
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Something that started out as a sort of moral common sense - actually not a bad idea, eg. saying 'black person' instead of 'god-damn cotton-pickin' nigger'.
However, the whole thing got utterly out of hand in the early 90s to the point where a lot of people will say 'Afro-Carribean' or 'Afro-American' because they think it's racist to say 'black'! It gets even more ridiculous when you consider that in some parts people think it's offensive to 'blackboard' or 'black coffee'.

What began as a force for good (considering the number of people who really are racist, sexist and homophobic) has since become a laughing stock beacause of the ridiculous extremes to which certain neurotic ultra-liberals took it - cf. a person being 'vertically challenged' rather than short. This has actually undone a lot of progress made in changing bigoted attitudes (as bigot can claim any offence taken at their views is 'political correctness gone mad), whilst making people feel guilty for enjoying anything but the blandest, most anaemic humour for fear of being 'offensive'. I mean, seriously, what's funnier out of 'Friends' and 'South Park'? (Or 'The League of Gentlemen' for the benefit of any Brits out there?)

At the same time as straight white able-bodied men are going out of their way to talk about 'ethnic people' (who ISN'T ethnic!?) and those of 'different sexual orientation', there are blacks calling themselves niggas (which has been going on for years), gays calling themselves (and eachother!) poof, queens and queers, and so on - the real way to neutralize a term used as as an insult is for those to whom it was applied to use it themselves.

AT its worst, political correctness is nothing different form Orwell's Newspeak - an attempt to change the way people think by forcibly changing the way they speak. So let's have a backlash against the nannying, interefering, cotton-wool Stalinism 'ploitical correctness' has become - not to placate bigots, but to speak the truth and enjoy outrageous humour like we're meant to. Remember, the next time someone says they don't like Harry Potter because Hermione is a stereotypically sensitive girl, the relevant word to call them is 'cunt'.
See also liberal guilt, stereotyping, stupidity

b.t.w. a great many stereotypes exist because they're essentially TRUE.
Tory Politician: "The over-reaction to that joke I told about the bloody nog-nogs is just another example of political correctness gone mad!"

Limp-wristed idiot: "I'm not sure I feel comfortable with your use of the word 'woman', and the assumption of an inflexible gender binary that goes with it..."
by Some ranter January 30, 2004
 
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An inverted facsist philosophy that absolutely no-one should conform to unless they are an ignorant, bleeding-heart liberal idiot.
''Yes i'd like a black coffee, please''.

''Excuse me Sir that is uncalled for. Its 'coffee without milk' ''.

''Just fuck off and bring me my coffee, you fucking liberal!''
by BadLieutenant June 06, 2004
 
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The death of comedy.
When all shows are politically correct, show's like South Park will be the first to go
by Anonymous April 26, 2003
 
5.
Organized Orwellian intolerance and stupidity, disguised as compassionate liberalism.
Political correctness is most well known as an institutional excuse for the harassment and exclusion of people with differing political views.
by Media Bias Web Site February 12, 2004
 
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Tha übersensitive liberal's favorite tool, which they use on society to corrupt young minds
by Omega Death March 31, 2003
 
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Political correctness is far more than just silly, constipated speech codes. It is an entire moral outlook and cultural ethos -- namely, that of the political Left.

Basically, a person or thing is considered 'politically correct' when it gives positive strokes to the Left's angelic, messianic self-conception.

Lefties like to demonize anybody who dares to criticize them, but I decline to reciprocate. I don't think they are demons; I think they are all too human. They are "dodging the grim shadow of self-knowledge", fearing the unavoidable Loss of Innocence this would bring, and the frank acknowledgement that they too are part of the human slime-mold --
capable of foul behavior and bad judgement just like everybody else. It's time for them too get off their friggin' pedestal.....

I could go on and on describing what political correctness is, but I'll content myself with the brief observation that what I've written here is 180 degrees opposite to it.
I'm pretty sure that a few politically correct people will read this and think I am talking about somebody else....
by fidelbogen January 11, 2005