"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Saturday, January 12, 2013

Political correctness

This, from TK, was in my inbox today and, as a definition of 'political correctness' I think it would be hard to beat.
There's an annual contest at the Griffiths University, Australia, 
calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term.

This year's term was 'political correctness'.

The winning student wrote:

Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, 
illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by mainstream media, which 
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a 
piece of shit by the clean end. 

Don't you agree?

6 comments:

  1. I may be wrong but I think I detect a smidgeon of annoyance in that definition. Very good.

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    1. That was very sharp of you, YP. It is so difficult to detect! ;)

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  2. Oh how I detest PC. I try to be as non-PC as often as possible.

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  3. Hahaha! Very good. Not a very PC definition of PC.

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