Vaporized language

12-III-2023 11:54:57 AM

"Political correctness" was not invented in anglophone world - that's where it got a politically correct name.

It's all about naming things, groups of people, ideas and anything that has a word to describe it, in such a manner that nobody would be offended. That won't do much good to those who were initially offended - because the wrongs done to them still remain unscathed - but it's the thought that counts. When nothing substantial will be done, anyway.

So here's a list of words which were once normal, but have now vanished and were replaced with politically rectified expressions.

As an addendum to this list, here's the list, compiled by Alan Popow, about the PC expressions composed using "challenged".

Not dishonest, but Ethically challenged

Not poor, but Monetarily challenged

Not fat, but Metabolically challenged

Not old, but Chronically challenged

Not ugly, but Aesthetically challenged

Not slime, but Morally challenged

Not a tin ear, but Melodically challenged

Not lazy, but Industrially challenged

Not a klutz, but Dexterially challenged

Not an airhead, but intellectually challenged

Not a slob, but cleanliness challenged

Not a tyrant, but democratically challenged

(Alan Popow)