The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157082   Message #3705067
Posted By: MGM·Lion
29-Apr-15 - 01:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Political correctness
Subject: RE: BS: Political correctness
True, Ebbie; and I agree up to a fair point. But the phrase does nevertheless unarguably carry an unfortunate overtone of avoidance of offence to the undesirable length of avoiding necessary frankness or calling things by their right name: a sort of nervous falling over backwards which inhibits candid expression of the truth in some circumstances. It is thus, by its customary tone and usage, a pejorative phrase.