(apud Henry Beard & Christopher Cerf. 1993. The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook. New York: Villard Books)
The belief by carbon-based life-forms that theirs is the best or the only possible basis for the development of intelligent, sentient beings.
The assumption that positions and opinions echoing the moderate, „middle-of-the-road” viewpoint held by a statistical plurality of any population are somehow superior to those espoused by minority factions; and the accompanying tendency of the dominant culture media to marginalize such factions by characterizing their ideas as „far out,” „radical,” or „extreme.”
Under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Client of the correctional system:
The ability, claimed by some liberals, to fail to notice – or, at least, ignore – the pigmentation of people’s skins.
The lack of talent, studied or real, for recognizing the difference between the speech patterns and modes of pronunciation of African-Americans and European-Americans.
A gender-inclusive, nonheterosexist substitute for „boyfriend,” ”girlfriend,” ”wife,” ”husband,” or „spouse.” But because it is also a nonspeciesist substitute for „pet” or „animal friend,” extreme care should be taken before using it.
A sensitive and positive substitute for such melodramatic, and ultimately demeaning, phrases as „affliction,” ”malady,” and disease.”
Example: The Four Horse Oppressors of the Apocalypse were Nutritional Deprivation, State of Belligerency, Widepread Transmittable Condition, and Terminal Inconvenience.
Swapping sex partners.
Gender-neutral replacement for „herself” and „himself”.
Discriminating against a person by forcing her or him to provide evidence of ability, prior experience, knowledge, training, or the like, before being employed, admitted to an institution of learning, etc.
Products that do not contain animal ingredients and are not tested on animals.
A more positive, less judgmental, term for what was onnce known as a „prison cell.”