The other day I was sitting at a table with some other politically minded people. We started talking about some of the requirement paperwork we must complete from time to time. We started to laugh about how in today's PC society that with each passing year we see more and more PC terms in our everyday lives.
Two weeks ago I completed a state survey with a graduated scale that ran from Least Best to Better than Most. Oh give me a break! I crossed off the Least Best and wrote in Worst. I replaced Better than Most with Best. The government employee had a fit after I handed her the survey.
I ran across a short list for some fun (OK its not short - its vertically challenged)
Crook - morally (ethically) challenged
Alcoholic - Anti-Sobriety Activist
Alive - temporarily metabolically able.
Assassination - involuntary term limitation
Bald - comb-free
Body Odor - non-discretionary fragrance.
Broken Home - Dysfunctional Family
Bum - Involuntarily Domiciled
Cannibalism - Intra-Species Dining
Censorship - Selective Speech
Clumsy - uniquely coordinated
Computer Illiterate - Technologically Challenged
Corpse - Permanently Static Post-Human Mass
Cowardly - Challenge Challenged
Cowboys - bovine control officers
Crackpot - certified astrological consultant, certified crystal therapist, or certified past-life regression hypnotist
Crime Rate - street activity index
Dead - metabolically challenged
Deaf - Visually Oriented
Dirty Old Man - sexually focused chronologically gifted individual
Dish Washer - utensil sanitizer
Dishonest - Ethically disoriented.
Drooling Drunk Idiot - person on floor
Drowning - aquatically challenged
Drug Addict - Chemically Challenged
Drunk - spacially perplexed
Fail - achieve a deficiency.
Fat - person of substance
Fictional / Mythological - ontologically challenged
Full of Crap - fecally plenary
Gang - Youth Group
Gas Station Attendant - petroleum transfer technician
Geek, Nerd, whatever... - socially challenged
Ghetto / Barrio - Ethnically Homogeneous Area
Hamburger - Seared Mutilated Animal Flesh
Having PMS - cyclically challenged
Hearing Person - temporarily aurally abled
Homeless - outdoor urban dwellers
Homelessness - Mortgage-Free Living
Hunter - Animal Assassin
Ignorant - factually unencumbered
Incompetent - Uniquely Proficient
Insane People - Mental Explorers
Insult - Emotional Rape
Large Nose - nasally gifted
Lazy - motivationally dispossessed
Library - Educational Resource Center
Logger - Wood Weasel
Loser - uniquely fortuned individual on an alternative career path
Mankind - humankind
MANkind, HuMAN, PerSON - Earth Children
Messy - differently organized
Not with somebody at the moment - romantically challenged -
Off - energy-efficient
Old - chronologically gifted
Panhandler - Unaffiliated applicant for private-sector funding.
Paper Bag - processed tree carcass
Pimp-mobile / Low-rider - Culturally Responsive Transportation Option
Po' - financially inept
Poor - economically marginalized
Prisoner - client of the correctional system
Prostitute - sex care provider
Psychobabble - constructivist feminist psychotherapy
Psychopath - socially misaligned
Really Big Nosed - nasally disadvantaged
Redneck - person of region
Redneck - rustically inclined
Refugees - asylum seekers
Road Kill - Vehicularly Compressed Maladapted Life Form
Rudeness - Tact Avoidance
Runny Nose - nasally gifted
Serial-Killer - Person with difficult-to-meet needs.
Shoplifter - Cost-of-Living Adjustment Specialist
Sighted Person - temporarily visually abled
Slum - Economic Oppression Zone
Slut - suffering from a sex addiction (female)
Someone who has no other reason to park in a handicapped zone - morally handicapped
Spendthrift - negative saver.
Stained - creatively re-dyed
Stoned - Chemically inconvenienced.
Stud - suffering from a sex addiction (male)
Stupid - differently-brained
Thirsty - osmotically challenged
Tone Deaf - musically delayed
Too old/young - other aged
Too Tall - people of height
Tree-Hugger - environmental activist
Trees - Oxygen Exchange Units
Ugly - Cosmetically different.
Unemployed - Involuntarily leisured.
Used Books - Recycled Books
Vagrant - Nonspecifically destinationed individual.
Vice President - Post-Coronary Leader of the Free World
Vomiting - Unplanned Reexamination of Recent Food Choices
Welfare Bum - economically disadvantaged
White Trash - Caucasian culturally-disadvantaged
Worst - least best.
Wrong - differently logical.
What are your favorites?
And no I am not a politically correct person. I view political correctness as a lack of moral courage.