Top PC Words and Phrases - 2004

Posted by ESC on December 04, 2004

The Top Politically Correct Words and Phrases for 2004:

1. "Device" for master and "captured device" for slave in computer networking terminology
2. Non-same sex marriage, for marriage used in Democratic Presidential Primaries
3. Waitron for waiter or waitress
4. Red Sox Lover for Yankee Hater during the ALCS playoffs
5. "Higher Power" for God
6. Progressive for classical liberal
7. Incurious rather than more impolite invectives for President Bush (such as idiot or moron)
8. Insurgents substituting for terrorists in Iraq
9. Baristas rather than waitrons
10. First year student rather than Freshman, though Frosh is still acceptable.

From The Global Language Monitoring Police. Details on the above and more interesting stuff at the GLM site: