deliberately avoiding offense: relating to or supporting the use of language or conduct that deliberately avoids giving offense, e.g. on the basis of ethnic origin or sexual orientation
I only heard this words here in the US. In the Philippines, we do offend somebody too but it's not like what it is here in the US. I find this words over used and used by some people, make this as their defense mechanism or etc. Our parents thought us how to be finesse in words and in actions. Yes it get hurts if you are told by somebody on something not true or true but to what the heck if doesn't cost you an arm or a leg why bother, lol!!
In my husbands family, we are getting multicultural. I told them to not to think about political correctness, that you can't be yourself anymore. Because I say what I want to say, if your fat your fat, if your gay your gay. If somebody will tell me you have a flat nose, short and has a brown skin why do I have to fumed by that, it's true anyway and I am thankful of who I am, don't you think that would be right attitude? If somebody would say you have a different accent and can't understand you sometimes, well I am thankful if it's only sometimes not all the time hahahaha!! But hey life is so short sometimes people are in prison of this political correctness thing.....can we just laugh about our idiosyncrasies, weaknesses and shortcomings? Life is wonderful!!
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