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Attempts to ban seven words at CDC are condemned by public health advocates

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 21 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5912

Political Correctness: Pro & Con

Let's d/c PC. It sensitizes us to the negative nuances of norms, but it paralyzes palaver with pseudo-peccadillos and faux-pas phobia. Scripted and insipid, PC stupifies us with semantic antics, veridical indirectness, and lame sameness. So PC is a parody of parity that leaves us languishing in language.

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 December 2017
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA