Not very "PC", am I. Well, what can I say. We now have to call "Manhole covers" something like "Sewer maintenance service access portals"? Listed below are some other examples of pre and post PC terms. You tell me what you think about them.
Before PC After PC Blind Visually (or optically) Challenged Deaf Aurally Challenged Lazy Motivationally Challenged Web Master Chief person in charge of maintaining the web Site. Communist Socialist Socialist Democrat Poor Financially Challenged Rich Republicans Republicans RichOk, here's one of the first group of terms to be contributed. I would like to add that while I may not agree with all of these terms, it doesn't mean they're not real. I've seen more than a few of them actually used in the manner suggested below.
"before PC" "After PC" ETHNICITY (PC people do not recognize the term, "race," as valid) Black - African-American (NOTE: DOES NOT INCLUDE LIBYANS, EGYPTIANS, WHITE S-AFRICANS. DOES INCLUDE PEOPLE WITH DARK SKIN REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY ARE FROM OR WHERE THEY LIVE.) Oriental - Asian-Canadian (NOTE: NOT CONSIDERED "REAL" MINORITIES SINCE THEY TEND TO DO WELL) Indian - Native-Canadian (NOTE: THE FOLLOWING TEAMS ARE NOT PC: Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians Kansas City Chiefs Washington Redskins AVOID THESE CITIES!!!) Chicano - Hispanic (NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT PC: Cheech and Chong Chico and the Man episodes Cisco Kid Rosarita Salsa Speedy Gonzales AVOID! AVOID!) White Trash - PC Unaware Rustically Inclined WASP (white male) - Insensitive Cultural Oppressor (ICO) GENDER (PC people don't like the word "sex" as it has confusing connotations) Woman - Womyn, Vaginal-Canadian Girl - Pre-Womyn Housewife - Domestic Engineer Fireman - Firefighter Stewardess - Flight Attendant Meter Maid - Parking Enforcement Aduciator Post Man - Post Person Mail Man - Person Person Policeman - Law Enforcement Officer Baton Boy Cal. Clubber Prostitute - Sex Surrogate (Teen Victim. See: Broken Home) Mankind, Human - Earth Children PEOPLE : SUB-GROUPS Handicapped - Physically Challenged Differently Abled Handi-Capable Blind - Optically Darker Photonically Non-receptive Deaf - Visually Oriented Poor - Economically Unprepared Bum - Homeless Person Displaced Homeowner Philosophy Major Hunter - Animal Assassin Meat Mercenary Bambi Butcher Whaler - Blubber Lovers Old Person / Elderly - 4th-Dimentionally Extended Gerontologically Advanced Conservative - Right Wing Extremist Fascist Pig Drug Addict - Chemically Challenged Bald - Comb-Free Bisexual - Sexually Non-preferential Midget, Dwarf - Little People Vertically Challenged Convict - Socially Separated Insane People - Selectively Perceptive Mental Explorers (person with) (person with) Learning Disability - Self-Paced Cognitive Ability Tree-Hugger - Environmental Activist Logger - Wood Weasel Paper Pirate Treeslayer Dead People - Dysfunctional Earth Children Biologically Challenged Metaphysically Challenged MISCELLANEOUS Broken Home - Dysfunctional Family House Broken - Family Disfunction Cattle Ranch - Cattle Concentration Camp (CCC) "Moo-shwitz" Senile Bag o' Bones - Alzheimer's Victim Ghetto/Barrio - (EHA) Ethnically Homogenous Area Pre-Integrated Pre-Nirvana Hamburger - Seared Mutilated Animal Flesh (SMAF) Cheeseburger - Adding Insult to Injury Cheating (in School) - Academic Dishonesty Used Books - Recycled Books Trees - Oxygen Exchange Units Gang - Youth Group Pimp-mobile, Low-rider - Culturally Responsive Transportation Option Drunk/Trashed - Spatially Perplexed Slum - (EOZ) Economic Oppression Zone Delicatessen - Corpse Farm Charnel House Obese - People of Mass
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Created: December 7, 1996
Last updated: May, 20, 2001
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