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    Suzerain of Cost&Caution SleepyWitch's Avatar
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    PC word substitution game

    i had a nutty idea for a game today when i looked up a word in a dictionary. I dunno if there are that many phrases where it works, but the idea is this:

    take a phrase that absolutely requires a non-politically correct word (politically uncorrect word?) and replace this word by the politically correct term ---> it sounds stupid.
    example:

    the fairer sex --> the fairer gender ???

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    black people in finland ----> african americans not acctually from america or africa
    you wanna here the really good bit I said that, they have infected my brain with the pc nonsense
    deus ex machina

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    well, it was worse in the Victorian age: they called bulls "gentleman cows" in order to avoid anything that sounds like "male" (bull = male cow. male= reference to gender/sex = reference to intercourse= SHOCK )

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    I kinda like gentleman cows(beside the fact it sounds more like the thing they were trying to avoid that being genitalia) the term makes me think of cows or bulls or whatever wearing ties and smokeing pipes i think i want to use that one... it´s just too funny

    heres another one

    spouse of a gay dude- the life patner of a man with sexual tendencys out side the "normal" spectrum
    that one i heard but didn´t actuallly say
    deus ex machina

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    hehehe

    oh yeah, here's another one

    "best female actor in a TV series"

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    "Politically Correct" itself is an oxymoron, like “Limited War”. But I found these in a little book I have here of Politically Correct Nursery Rhymes:

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    “…height impaired person…”
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    Ever wonder just how uptight you'd have to be to take offense from the spelling "woman"? Doesn't it suggest that a woman is more than a man? Or that at least they're from the same species? Sheesh!

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    Somebody once propose the idea of a fantasy (RPG) kingdom where political correctness would be the law- so calling a dwarf a dwarf would mean imprisonment - you had to say "vertically challenged".

    And we also like Pratchetts term "vitally challenged" - dead.
    If you believe even a half of this post, you are severely mistaken.

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    "calling a dwarf a dwarf would mean imprisonment - you had to say "vertically challenged"."

    How dare you say that dwarves are vertically challenged. Tall people have a higher centre of gravity, so they are the vertically challenged ones. Tall people also tend to have more mass, and therefore require more food, so they are ecologically challenged as well.
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    Not only that, Wiff, but we are "clothing challenged" as well. Not only is it almost impossible to find shirts in a size 3xlTALL, but they charge excessive prices for them. I am willing to pay for the extra material it took to make the shirt, and the fact that they don't make many. But you'd think they are cut from gold cloth! And all because I was raised to tuck my shirt. Otherwise, I wouldn't have to buy them in a TALL. I'm only six-foot. My inseam is less than 29 inches. The height is in my trunk, so I must have a shirt that tucks. Being 351 pounds doesn't help, and before everyone goes ape, I eat very little. I'm mostly solid. The rest was put there by a discontinued medication, and now I can't get rid of it! This entire year, I gained only 22 pounds of muscle. I live in a world to small for me...
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    oooh good game but I need to think a bit
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    I heard something in class yesterday - sorry this isn't really part of the game..but it was so PC I have to mention it...a girl said that on the news that they are now referring to the homeless as "people with low food stability." Just makes one wonder....
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    Homeless-- Didn't that used to be "Person With No Fixed Address, Of Less Than Advantageous Prosperity"?
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    Perhaps... but it seems that the Homeless Coalition took offense at the term Advantageous because they felt they were given little opportunity to pursue anything near an advantage...
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