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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
Introduction

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English provides the following definition of the
term political correctness: Political correctness is a language, behaviour, and
attitudes that are carefully chosen so that they do not offend or insult anyone
used especially when you think someone is too careful in what they…

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and their functions, as well as those that are used to insult other people. Therefore,
PC is applied to groups of people and professions in order to overcome all possible
social differences in terms of sex, age and race, In order to avoid possible offences,
PC introduces genderneutral jobs like:…

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VERTICALLY CHALLENGED instead of SHORT
HORIZONTALLY CHALLENGED instead of FAT
DIFFERENTLY INTERESTING instead of BORING
LEAST BEST instead of WORST
ALTERNATIVELY SCHOOLED instead of IILITERATE
SOBRITYDEPRIVED instead of DRUNK
ALTERNATIVE DENTATION instead of FALSE TEETH
UNIQUELY COORDINATED instead of CLUMSY
COSMETICALLY DIFFERENT instead of UGLY
OLDER PEOPLE/SENIOR CITIZENS instead of…

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