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Here are some examples of Political Correctness in operation from around the world. Feel free to contact us with any more from your country as we try and assemble the ultimate list!

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Language The ridiculous use of “gender-neutral” pronouns like “sie”, “zir”, or whatever. (Though if we get high enough levels of endocrine-disrupting environmental toxins, we might see a need to revisit this one.) rationalwiki.org
Language Inability to make up your mind about just one name to use, and therefore using both because you are a sensitive wimp who doesn’t want to offend anyone. “Kosovo/a”, “He/she”, “Latino/a”, “Dear Sir/Ma’am”. (But not “Zimbabwe-Rhodesia” – that one’s not PC. You get the difference?) Also, the inability to decide whether to call it F.Y.R.O.M. or Macedonia (who cares since it’s not in the United States anyway?) rationalwiki.org
Language Worse, always putting the more “oppressed” one first: “Sisters and brothers” instead of “brothers and sisters”, “She/he” instead of “He/she”. (But not “ladies and gentlemen” – that one’s not PC. You get the difference?) rationalwiki.org
Language Ridiculous mis-spellings. “Womyn”, “Wimmin”, “Femal”, “The/rapist”, “Xianity” or “Xtianity”, etc. rationalwiki.org
Language News interviewers in the field in third world countries interviewing “poor wimmin of colour” and translating her annoying stacatto voice on the air, instead of interviewing an English-speaking white male expert on the subject rationalwiki.org
Definitions Using the Metric System instead of the more complicated U.S./U.K. system of measurements rationalwiki.org
Language How the F-word one can prefer Imperial measurements system instead of metric, since the former one has units pulled out of someone’s ass which don’t make any sense, are unintuitive and illogical, unlike metric system, which is elegant, intuitive, easy to learn and count in as well? And can be easily written in exponential notation? Whoever wrote the previous statement is definitely intellectually challenged. rationalwiki.org
Definitions Calling it “SI” which I think is some French thing, instead of the Metric System rationalwiki.org
Definitions Using Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) unless one is actually in England rationalwiki.org
Definitions Calling it “UTC” (Universales Temps Coordinaire or some such French abomination) instead of GMT rationalwiki.org
Language Pronouncing them “Ih-Rahk” and “Ih-Rahn” instead of the correct American English pronunciations, “Eye-Rack” and “Eye-Ran”. rationalwiki.org
Language Making a fetish of pronouncing the names of South and Central American countries in Spanish even when one is speaking English: calling Nicaragua “Nee-ka-ha-gua” and Chile “Chee-le” are the most grating and obnoxious examples. (“How do these people say ‘France?'” – P.J. O’Rourke.) rationalwiki.org
Media “All Things Considered” devoting 80-90% of their airtime to news items from Pakistan, Iraq, Venezuela, Somalia, Sudan, China, Kosovo, ad nauseum. Yawn, who cares? They give precious little coverage to news from within the United States. rationalwiki.org
Pronunciation “Pok-e-stahn” instead of “Pack-i-stan”. rationalwiki.org
Pronunciation “Tolly-bahn” instead if “Tal-ih-ban”. rationalwiki.org
Prejudice Having an American Sign Language interpreter present at every public event rationalwiki.org
Prejudice Special parking spaces, ramps, and automatic doors for the crippled, infirm, and lame rationalwiki.org
Language Calling them “differently-abled” or “physically challenged” instead of crippled, infirm, lame, or genetically-lacking rationalwiki.org
Language Refusing to use words like “stupid”, “lame” or “crazy” because these may be offensive to the disabled. rationalwiki.org
Language “Diversity”-this and “diversity”-that rationalwiki.org
Language “Global”-this and “global”-that rationalwiki.org
Definition BCE and CE instead of B.C. and A.D which imply that Jesus was Christ and Lord. rationalwiki.org
Language Saying “Happy Holidays” and “Seasons Greetings” instead of “Merry Christmas”, calling it “Winter break” instead of “Christmas break”, a “Holiday party” instead of a “Christmas party”, etc. Dammit, the Baby Jesus is really pissed off about this one. rationalwiki.org
Language Saying “sexual orientation” instead of “sexual preference” rationalwiki.org
Language Saying that there is such a thing as a “sexual orientation” rationalwiki.org
Language Any use of “queer” in a positive context rationalwiki.org
Language The following terms: hegemonic, performativity, discursive practice, and queer (as a verb). rationalwiki.org
Language “Mt. Denali” instead of Mt. McKinley, if you live in Ohio rationalwiki.org
Language “Mt. McKinley” instead of Mt. Denali, if you live in Alaska rationalwiki.org
Prejudice “Companion animal” instead of pet rationalwiki.org
Prejudice “Homeless” instead of bums and tramps rationalwiki.org
Prejudice Instead of “homeless”: “houseless”, “living outdoors”, “camping”.* rationalwiki.org
Language “Holocaust denial” instead of “Holocaust revisionism” rationalwiki.org
Language Capitalizing the H in holocaust rationalwiki.org
Language Calling it the Shoah instead of the Holocaust rationalwiki.org
Prejudice “People of color” instead of colored people. This is supposed to emphasize that they are primarily people instead of primarily colored, by putting “people” first. Ridiculous! rationalwiki.org
Media Allowing Spanish language media to be granted broadcast licenses in this country when they obviously serve no public good. WTF do we even have an FCC for if they are going to allow that? rationalwiki.org
Media Advertisements always depicting a minority woman, if only one person is shown. Look at any cell phone ad and say it ain’t so. If more than one person is shown, the token male is always a minority and the token white is always female. rationalwiki.org
Media Plastering your late model riceburner with bumper stickers like “C03x1$7”, “FIGHT RACISM”, “My Karma Ran Over Your Dogma”, “Free Tibet!”, “Just Say No To Sex With Pro-Lifers”, Darwin fish, or anything in any way referencing Bob Marley rationalwiki.org
Language “Andre the Giant Has A Posse” and “OBEY”, whatever that incoherent drivel is supposed to mean rationalwiki.org
Media Any use, in any context, of images by Keith Haring. I don’t exactly know why but they absolutely reek of P.C. rationalwiki.org
Language Drinking organic-grape-chocolate-oatmeal ale instead of cheap swill rationalwiki.org
Language “(fill in the blank) is a social construct” rationalwiki.org
Language “The bad old days”. A PC oxymoron! rationalwiki.org
Media Applying the social standards of today to the past and therefore arguing that, for example, older editions of the Encyclopedia Brittanica were marred by racism and sexism. rationalwiki.org
Prejudice The belief that racism is “system” of “oppression” based on institutionalized white supremacy, instead of it being prejudices held by individuals. rationalwiki.org
Prejudice The shift from using “prejudice” to the term “racism” as the canonical term, which is a subtle and insidious way of promoting the above belief. Don’t think we haven’t noticed. When’s the last time you heard “prejudice” used in the media or academia? The 1970s? rationalwiki.org
Prejudice Related to both of the above, the belief that only whites can be “racist”. Nobody else can be since “racism” is by definition the institutionalized system of white supremacy. rationalwiki.org
Prejudice Any use of “white supremacy” to refer to society as a whole, especially America in the past, rather than limiting its use to groups like the Aryan Nations and Klan. rationalwiki.org
Language Changing the names of major world cities overnight just because some PC globalist group says to. The city is called Peking, dammit, not Beijing. rationalwiki.org
Language “Rainforest” instead of jungle rationalwiki.org
Language Calling men “people with penis”, This one takes the cake. rationalwiki.org
Language Likewise, calling women “people lacking in penis.” rationalwiki.org
Language Metabolically inconvenienced rather than dead. rationalwiki.org
Gender Children’s records that teach that it is okay for boys to cry and play with dolls. You know the one I’m talking about. rationalwiki.org
Religion People thinking Jack Chick tracts are funny, over the top, and hip in an ironic way, instead of taking their message deadly seriously and immediately falling on their knees to repent before the LORD rationalwiki.org
Group Speak Pretending that you care about swarthy people or furrigners rationalwiki.org
Language “Mouse” instead of “[rat]”
Pronunciation Pronouncing it the “App-a-LAY-shun” Trail south of the Mason-Dixon Line, instead of the “App-a-LATCH-an” Trail. What are you, some kind of effete New York Times reading, latte drinking, National Public Radio listening Ivy Leaguer? rationalwiki.org
Pronunciation Pronouncing it the “App-a-LATCH-an” Trail north of the Mason-Dixon Line, instead of the “App-a-LAY-shun” Trail. What are you, some kind of Communist folk-music-and-arts-and-crafts type trying to show solidarity with oppressed and exploited coal miners? rationalwiki.org
Language Threatening to shove an obnoxious door-to-door salesperson down a personhole, instead of shoving an obnoxious door-to-door salesman down a manhole. rationalwiki.org
Language Watching a zombie or vampire movie and cringing when the monsters involved are called undead instead of “differently alive.” rationalwiki.org
Religion Being removed from a funeral for arguing that real Christians wouldn’t be upset, since they’d know that the dearly departed is having a great time choosing drapes for their mansion in happy la-la land in the sky. rationalwiki.org
Language “Half-dozen” instead of “six”. rationalwiki.org
Language Protesting on a Wikipedia page that the commonly-seen American menu item “…served with Au JusWikipedia's W.svg is not bloody well wrong because “it’s very common for borrowed words to change their meaning.” Actually, IT’S BLOODY WRONG, and pronouncing it like “Aw Jew” is ALSO BLOODY WRONG. Got that? rationalwiki.org
Language Protesting on a Wikipedia page that the ridiculous American pronunciation of the word LingerieWikipedia's W.svg is not wrong when it BLOODY WELL IS, OBV. There is no way that the syllable LIN can reasonably be pronounced LON, and no way the digraph IE can be rendered as AY. Got that? rationalwiki.org
Language Dennis the menace becomes polite young man. The clue is in the name: Dennis the Menace has always been a catapult-toting nuisance. Well, until now. A makeover of the famous character, who first appeared in the Beano in 1951, was given a politically correct new look to make him less of a troublemaker. A source at BBC, who reworked the cartoon, said: “Dennis can’t be seen to use weapons and giving other kids grief in a BBC cartoon.” (Credit: Beano/BBC) uk.news.yahoo.com
Language Punch & Judy shows have been a staple of the British seaside for centuries. In fact, its history stretches back to the diarist Samuel Pepys, who wrote about seeing a show in Covent Garden over 350 years ago. That hasn’t stopped Barry Town Council from banning the show from a festival next month because of its “inappropriate hitting” – and because it depicts an “abusive” relationship. (Credit: WikiCommons) uk.news.yahoo.com
Language
Spotted d*** banned, Undoubtedly the rudest-sounding dish in your recipe book, Spotted Dick is pudding made with suet, raisins and currents. It dates back centuries – the earliest reference is 1849 – but that didn’t stop one overly concerned council from changing the name to Spotted Richard. Flintshire County Council was apparently sick of all the jokes, so changed the name – much to the chagrin of everyone else. (Credit: WikiCommons)
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Prejudice Council bans “brainstorming”. You may already be spotting a pattern here. Another example of political correctness taken too far, and another council behind the decision. This time it was Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent which banned the term “brainstorming” and replaced it with “thought showers” – for fear of offending epileptics. Quite bizarre. uk.news.yahoo.com
Predudice Who Fan’s offensive jacket. A huge Who fan who liked wearing a Pete Townshend-style Union Jack jacket (see left) was twice told to remove it – in case someone was offended. Jason Mawer, a publican, was told by an “official” his jacket could be deemed offensive. Of course, it’s not the first time the flag has been “banned”. Last year, police were told they were not allowed to wear a Union Jack patch in tribute to killed PC David Phillips. (Credit: Getty) uk.news.yahoo.com
Media Too rude for TV. Arthur Ransome’s novel Swallows and Amazons has been popular with children for generations – but, according to the BBC, one of its characters is too rude for today. The corporation decided that Titty was an unsuitable name and went for Tatty instead. Not for the first time, we add: it made a similar decision back in 1963, when it opted for Kitty. (Credit: Rex Features) uk.news.yahoo.com
Media No more heroes. We’ve seen the likes of cakes and tag banned in some schools in the name of health and safety, but this particular example of political correction is one of the weirdest you will see. An unknown school in England banned a Wonder Woman lunchbox for being “too violent”, according to a viral image posted online by a mum. “We have defined ‘violent characters’ as those who solve problems using violence. Super heroes certainly fall into that category,” read the letter from the school. (Credit: Imgur) uk.news.yahoo.com
Media The Mis-Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Banning racist or inappropriate language, of course, makes perfect sense. And many works from generations gone contain language we wouldn’t think of using today – but doesn’t banning works literary genius seem an unwise step to take? One school in American decided to remove Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from its curriculum because of the racial slurs author Mark Twain used. (Credit: WikiCommons) uk.news.yahoo.com
Language No love at Bristol Council . Workers at council offices in Bristol have been banned from calling visitors “love” and “dear” in a particularly mean-spirited ruling. Receptionists at the city council have been told not to use terms endearment, which are considered part of the city’s dialect, because they are unprofessional – and because they could offend some. (Credit: WikiCommons) uk.news.yahoo.com
Prejudice According to a new Army manual, U.S. soldiers will now be instructed to avoid “any criticism of pedophilia” and to avoid criticizing “anything related to Islam”. The following is from a recent Judicial Watch articleThe draft leaked to the newspaper offers a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.” thetruthwins.com
Prejudice The Obama administration has banned all U.S. government agencies from producing any training materials that link Islam with terrorism. In fact, the FBI has gone back and purged references to Islam and terrorism from hundreds of old documents. thetruthwins.com
Religion Authorities are cracking down on public expressions of the Christian faith all over the nation, and yet atheists in New York City are allowed to put up an extremely offensive billboard in Time Square this holiday season that shows a picture of Jesus on the cross underneath a picture of Santa with the following tagline: “Keep the Merry! Dump the Myth! thetruthwins.com
Discrimination According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against criminals because it has a “disproportionate” impact on minorities. thetruthwins.com
Discrimination Down in California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will allow large numbers of illegal immigrants to legally get California driver’s licenses. thetruthwins.com
Discrimination Should an illegal immigrant be able to get a law license and practice law in the United States? That is exactly what the State Bar of California argued earlier this year…

An illegal immigrant applying for a law license in California should be allowed to receive it, the State Bar of California argues in a filing to the state Supreme Court.

Sergio Garcia, 35, of Chico, Calif., has met the rules for admission, including passing the bar exam and the moral character review, and his lack of legal status in the United States should not automatically disqualify him, the Committee of Bar Examiners said Monday.

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Discrimination More than 75 percent of the babies born in Detroit are born to unmarried women, yet it is considered to be “politically correct” to suggest that there is anything wrong with that. thetruthwins.com
Discrimination The University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD) initiated an aggressive advertising campaign earlier this year that included online videos, billboards, and lectures that sought to raise awareness about “white privilege“. thetruthwins.com
Discrimination At one high school down in California, five students were sent home from school for wearing shirts that displayed the American flag on the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo. thetruthwins.com
Racism Chris Matthews of MSNBC recently suggested that it is “racist” for conservatives to use the word “Chicago”. thetruthwins.com
Religion A judge down in North Carolina has ruled that it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to offer license plates that say “Choose Life” on them. thetruthwins.com
Religion The number of gay characters on television is at an all-time record high. Meanwhile, there are barely any strongly Christian characters to be found anywhere on television or in the movies, and if they do happen to show up they are almost always portrayed in a very negative light. thetruthwins.com
Group Speak House Speaker John Boehner recently stripped key committee positions from four “rebellious” conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. It is believed that this “purge” happened in order to send a message that members of the party better fall in line and support Boehner in his negotiations with Barack Obama. thetruthwins.com
Gender There is already a huge push to have a woman elected president in 2016. It doesn’t appear that it even matters which woman is elected. There just seems to be a feeling that “it is time” for a woman to be elected even if she doesn’t happen to be the best candidate. thetruthwins.com
Religion Volunteer chaplains for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have been banned from using the name of Jesus on government property. thetruthwins.com
Religion Chaplains in the U.S. military are being forced to perform gay marriages, even if it goes against their personal religious beliefs. The few chaplains that have refused to follow orders know that it means the end of their careers. thetruthwins.com
Definition All over the country, the term “manhole” is being replaced with the terms “utility hole” or “maintenance hole”. thetruthwins.com
Discrimination In San Francisco, authorities have installed small plastic “privacy screens” on library computers so that perverts can continue to exercise their “right” to watch pornography at the library without children being exposed to it. thetruthwins.com
Discrimination You will never guess what is going on at one college up in Washington stateA Washington college said their non-discrimination policy prevents them from stopping a transgender man from exposing himself to young girls inside a women’s locker room, according to a group of concerned parents. thetruthwins.com
Softy All over America, liberal commentators are now suggesting that football has become “too violent” and “too dangerous” and that it needs to be substantially toned down. In fact, one liberal columnist for the Boston Globe is even proposing that football should be banned for anyone under the age of 14. thetruthwins.com
 Language  University bans phrases such as ‘right-hand man’ and ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in favour of gender-neutral terms

FOREFATHERS-Now Ancestors, Forebears

GENTLEMANS AGREEMENT-now Unwritten Agreement, Agreement based on trust

GIRLS(for Adults)-now Women

HOUSEWIFE– now Shopper, Consumer, Homemaker (depends on context)

MANPOWER-now Human Resources, Labor Force, Staff, Personell, Workers

MAN or MANKIND– now Humanity, Human Kind, Human Race, People

MAN MADE-now Artificial, manufactured, Synthetic

MAN IN THE STREET– now Common Man, Average/Ordinary, Typical

RIGHT HAND MAN-now chief Assistant

SPORTSMANSHIP– now Fairness, Good Humour

 

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