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people who try so hard to say the right thing they end up just looking like twats
that kiddies programme with the little purple dinosaur. theres the asian kid, the ginger kid, the african kid, the kid in the wheelchair and the big fat fuck of a dinosaur
by monkey_nuts November 21, 2004
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A form of censorship practiced by faggots and leftist subversive fucks so they don't have to hear any points of view that they don't agree with.
"You can't say 'George Bush'. It offends me. I have the right to not be offended"
by Cardinal March 14, 2005
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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, believe it or not. I'm not saying that we can't "call Jamal a pervert" and instead have to say "he leads an acceptable alternative lifestyle" ... you know, if he's out screwing goats or something -- but that is hardly the same thing as me wanting to be called "Japanese" instead of "Oriental." The point is, this certain kind of language DOES have a point, and if you guys are too lazy to take an extra second to think about how you refer to people, than that's OK I guess -- but if you would, it really shows a person who cares about the issues at hand, and will make a small difference in speech as the first step.

~Reiko, 17, Minnesota
I am a legal citizen of the United States, that is true - but when I call myself American, it makes me feel separated and somewhat superior to my brothers and sisters in other countries. I'm just Reiko and I live here!

When I call a person a "handicap" it makes it seem as though that is what they are... rather than "a person with a disability" --> they are just a person like me, but you know, maybe their legs don't work. That doesn't matter to the rest of his/her person.

In a year when I am 18, I hope others will call me a woman and not a girl. Girls don't vote, girls don't have steady careers, girls don't raise families, girls don't live on their own and manage their own lives. And I really wish my male manager would stop calling me "hun," cause it really pisses me off.

When fashion mags call body-shapes "curvy" instead of "fat" -- I hope everyone can appreciate this as a step away from society's standard of emaciated females with eating disorders, and not as a "politically correct way to not offend fat chicks"
by Reiko January 08, 2006
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Due to social emotional weakness, the sender softens the message to the point that it becomes either impotent or a lie for the sake of not offending anyone. Personal feelings become more important than truth and any truth that offends someone becomes evil or hurtful regardless of its intent. Message receivers continually measure every statement with the question, “Was I just a victim?”
The word “ya’ll” is commonly used in some geographic areas of the country, it is not politically correct because some blacks have decided that it is offensive.
It has become impossible to figure out what to call people from Spanish speaking countries. Hispanic or Latino, you are going to offend somebody.
Don’t ever call someone from any country in Asia an Asian. They are very offended by that. You have to call them by what exact country they are from. I guess I am not American. I am United States of American.
Although there are some valid offensive slang words for Illegal immigrants, undocumented immigrant, unauthorized immigrant, unauthorized foreign nationals, paperless nomads, rustic boundless travelers, walking international home and job seekers, WHATEVER! They are here illegally and they are immigrants. Stop getting your feeling hurt.
by The DeDmann August 16, 2016
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After 2000 years, Jesus is still intimidating people...Nowadays it's "Happy Holidays!" and not "Merry Christmas" or perhaps "Winter Concert" instead of "Christmas Concert". How many holidays are there in February? Do you hear people saying "Happy Holidays" then? No, they say "Happy Valentines". BE CONSISTANT! "Oh, do you believe in love?"
Which is more offensive?
"Peace on Earth", or "Good will towards men"?
by Malex December 06, 2004
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Used in order to control what people say in public. This is a type of language used mostly by white liberals and other whiney bitches. Makes it where Christianity is offensive and wrong but Islam, Buddhism, and Judiasm are really cool. Another form of liberalism where certain opinions and things are upheld and defended while other opinions and things are condemned and banned. See also: hypocrite.
Forget being Politically correct. You know what I would really love to do? I want to with the ACLU a "Merry Christmas!"
by The Kentucky Yankee November 06, 2005
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1. The practice of avoiding words or phrases that are associated with stereotypes and unsupported assumptions about groups of people, or that inadvertently reinforce them. See sexism, racism. 2. A term used by conservatives who want to complain when people complain about their sexist, racist or otherwise bigoted remarks, often with the suggestion that the offended person has no right to express their own opinion. See: dog whistle, see: free speech is a two way street.
1. We prefer the term "Native American" instead of "Indian" because it is both historically accurate and shows respect their much longer presence in this country.

2. Female executives are fine, except they all need a really good executive assistant one week a month. If you don't think that's funny, you are just being "politically correct."
by Henry V September 17, 2015
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