Political Correctness – the loss of words and phrases
Obviously, in recent years political correctness (PC) has affected our language. We are prevented from using many words or phrases in the name of political correctness.
Here are a couple of recent ones that I find a bit foolish but are reported to be what the current administration is moving toward using, but I expect some find them needed.
Terrorism: "man-caused" disasters
War on Terror: "overseas contingency operations,"
What political correct phrases do you find objectionable? Or, what phrases that are currently in use do you think need to be replaced with a PC version?
One that I find, historically, to be a bit foolish is the renaming of the War Department to the Defense Department.
This post is for both left and right.
What do you find foolish? What do you find needed?