The Daily Bork

April 11, 2005

Bowling a maiden over, or the definition of PC

From David Farrar in NZ:

Those who rail against political correctness are often asked to give a definition of what is political correctness. And it can be hard to do, because it is a bit like spam. Bloody difficult to define exactly what qualifies, but we always know it when we see it.

Now I thank new Labour MP Lesley Soper for giving the perfect example of political correctness when people ask for examples.

In her maiden speech, she said supported the need for a more appropriate, gender-neutral term for the occasion of her first speech and that "Inaugural speech would better suit the privilege of introduction to office".

Now that is what we mean, when we say we are sick of political correctness.

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