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Thu Sep 11 00:59:13 UTC 2008
"Damien Broderick" <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote,
> "Initially seriously and later ironically"--I think the "seriously" aspect
> might not have been long-lived, except among the rabid Maoists. I
> encountered it in Australia in the late '60s and early '70s in use among
> lefties and libertarians who *always* meant it ironically (usually uttered
> with a laugh), at the expense of the programmatic communist lunatics.
> Maybe this was not the case in the US, in which case I've been...
No, I've had the same experience since the late '60s. I have always heard
the term "politically correct" as a sarcastic description. I have never in
my life heard anybody ascribe it to themselves or actually endorse
"political correctness". It has always been used as an insult on other
Harvey Newstrom <www.HarveyNewstrom.com>
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