Sunday, June 21, 2009

A terrible attempt at PC

Just found this in a Hong Kong magazine named Recruit. In an article entitled "Is your English Politically Correct?", I found this absolute gem:

The next time you want to describe someone, think carefully and be creative! People aren't old anymore - they're elderly. Someone short has become vertically challenged. A person once fat is now obese or horizontally gifted.

There's more but the best is above. Must be a British English thing.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm...instead of "vertically challenged", I'd prefer "efficiently built". It sounds more positive. ;)