Saturday, November 26, 2005

TWQ: Politically Correct Phrases

The Weekend Question (TWQ) this week at that awful modern creation; Political Correctness.

Can you name, or make up some politically correct phrases and explain what they are supposed to refer to?

Here are a few by me:

Children's Festival Representative: Santa Claus

Anti-Sobriety Activist: Alcoholic

Permantantly Static Post-Human Mass: Corpse

Client of the Correctional System: Prisoner

Melodramatically Fixated: Hooked on Soap Operas

Now it's over to you...

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47 comments:

craziequeen said...

ooh! More things for me to do! Good thing I'm feeling a bit better today!

cq

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm not really good at this, at all! I could always write one that I heard elsewhere, but that would be cheating!!!
I'm here from Michel's M&G this morning and now..., I'm going to Zzzzzzzzzzzzzland!

rashbre said...

A few for your collection:

Lazy = "energetically dormant"*
Snoozing = "rationing consciousness"
Late = "time challenged"
Shy = "conversationally selective"?Dumped = "seeking new friendships"
'the dog ate the work' = "suffering an out of notebook experience"
Messy bedroom = "Passage restrictive (toxic) environment"

By the way, there's a UK site about the over use of PC-ness, such as having signs which say 'ability impaired' as if this was better than using words like 'deaf'. Planet Earth needs to be careful to not over-compensate.

And drive safely now that the Children's Festival representative and his vertically reduced friends are starting to fly around the universe.

rashbre

utenzi said...

Visiting from Michele's place

Sitcom writer: creatively challenged

Obese person: horizontally challenged

small penis: homo barely erectus

rashbre said...

I always thought 'horizonally challenged' was drunk?

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Folically deficient -- bald.

GC PHILO said...

Sex-crazed fiend = Mediterranean Men

Too cool for this planet = Little Punk Spanish kids

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Developmentally delated used to be referred to as retarded.

schizophrenic used to mean spilt personality, now it is known as a brain disorder.

sex addict used to be nymphomaniac

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I'm just going to giggle at all of these, cos I'm creatively challenged = Brain Dead today.

Here via Michele's.

TrueJerseyGirl said...

Those are great...I have nothing to contribute though, because I am sleep deprived and the creative juices are just not flowing!

David said...

I made one up - a while ago as a comment
Please don't say black coffee, its coffe of color.
Best I could do on the spur of the moment. BTW what is a spur of the moment, and does it hurt if you get kicked by it?

I am having trouble reading the WV

David said...

i posted something on stupid holiday shpoppers who SHOULD get pepper sprayed!

Chatty said...

Oh, this is good. So good in fact that I am stumped. Let me think on it...

Michele sent me.

Lori said...

Involuntarily leisured - unemployed

Bald - comb-free

Wife - unpaid sex slave

Have a great day!!!

Ciera said...

hmm...

Directionally challenged = lost

Running2Ks said...

Military intelligence - oxymoron

someone who forgets to breathe - oxymoron

a person with untreated acne - oxymoron

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i read through everyone else's as well, they are all great, i've got nothing to contribute, just a hello!

Professor Xavier said...

Documentationally Challenged = Illegal Alien

Renee said...

Chronically Late = will only show up on time if Dead!

Terminal Flasher Syndrome = term I use for someone who doesn't know how to turn off the turn signal! I suppose that should be some form of infinity instead of terminal...huh?

Idiot! = most of the other drivers on the roads...especially in the snow.

Detachment Parenting = what parents who have kids and then expect everyone else to raise them practice.

Neverland = my basement!

Washcloths & rags = the "clothing" on the Bratz dolls.

notice a theme here? :D

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great answers! Put them all on the bla...I mean whiteboard.

Hope we get an answer from those who are creatively challenged so far.

craziequeen said...

Not PC per se - but I *loved* this tactful notice in Tesco today...

'If you are lucky enough to look under 21 please don't be upset that we ask to see some identification on purchases of alcohol'

Hope whoever wrote that wonderful sentence got a bonus!!

:-)

cq

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

my husband commented to my son last night that he needed to hit the showers because he's hygenically challenged.

mar said...

Don't have one but love the ones posted here! Michele sent me today.

kenju said...

I Love these, especially coffee of color!

On my way to work (yes, on Sunday) so I don't have time to think of any now.

Michele sent me.

actonbell said...

Oh, these are good! It's too early for me, though--maybe I'm time-delayed, or SLOW.
Thank you for inviting me to the party, and if I can come up with something I'm reasonably happy with, I'll be back...
This is a great idea:)

Dave said...

Good post, here from Michele's

craziequeen said...

hi jl - ok, slow Sunday afternoon, time to think about my Enterprise Party story :-)

cq

Theo said...

sobriety challenged - drunk

here from Michele

mar said...

Michele sent me your way again but I still don't have a contribution. Great comments here!

Canadian Mark said...

Dilithium Intolerant - Star Wars Fan. :-D 'Nuff said. Oh, and Michele sent me.

Stanislaw said...

How about:
inventory and monitary specialist in charge of stock control...cashier.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Possesion Relief Officer: Burglar

Medication Continuity Specialist : Crack addict

Sexual Deviance Motivator: Prostitute

Junior Sex Educator: Paedophile

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