- Japanese Edition
- 1. Political Correctness 1 - Gender, Sex, Diversity -
- 2. Political Correctness 2 - Social Movements -
- 3. The Digital Age
- 4. Others
- 5. Reference
⚓ 1. Political Correctness 1 - Gender, Sex, Diversity -
|Original Words||PC Words||Notes|
|Ladies and gentleman||Good morning, passengers.
|Other genders than man and woman|
|neuter||non-binary||71 gender categories in Facebook|
|(Meaning) Those who are attracted by someone else regardless of gender|
|Neutral gender in pronouns|
|they||singular they||(e.g.) He himself violated a taboo. -> He themself violated a taboo.|
|foreign||international||Because of a nuance of alien.
(e.g.) foreign students -> international students
(Exceptions) foreign minister, foreign exchange, foreign reserve
|-person should be omitted by analogy.|
|The same example as chair|
|actor||Because of discrimination of job title based on gender|
|hero||Same as "actor"|
|Same as "actor"|
|coed||student||Same as "actor"|
⚓ 2. Political Correctness 2 - Social Movements -
|Taboo / Obsolete / Ordinarily Used Word||PC Word||Notes|
|global warming||climate change||Political pressure that raise of global temperature is not caused by human being but physical processes|
|slow children||slow down||Because of the nuance of lob or gawk.|
|the disabled, the handicapped||[Not Fixed Yet]||Under debate of an alternative expression|
-> African American
-> coloured people
|people of colour||N-word is STRONGLY PROHIBITE
In 2018, Megyn Kelly, an American journalist and political commentator, was fired from NBC because of Blackface comments.
|flip chart||easel||Political correctness of its discriminatory nuance to Filipino|
|Christmas party||office party||Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah as Christians observe Christmas|
|Oriental||Chinese||Political correctness of its discriminatory nuance to Chinese people|
|Jew||Jewish person||Political correctness of its discriminatory nuance to Jewish people|
⚓ 3.The Digital Age
|friend||Verbal form is "befriend" but it was verbed as the antonym of “unfriend”.|
|ghosting||Getting out of touch all of a sudden|
|trolling||Posting something ridiculous and unpleasant to social networking services in order to pull people's attention|
|catfish||Identity thief on the internet|
|always-on||Staying active at any time on social networking services|
|text-neck||Distorted neck caused by looking down at smart phones|
|grammable||Attractive on social networking services such as Instagram|
|FOMO||Fear Of Missing Out
Concerns falling behind of information and opportunities
|JOMO||Joy Of Missing Out
Movements of control of information to get back joy of life.
Being relaxed watching TV with chips.
⚓ 4. Others
-> Run, Hide, Fight
It used to happen in post offices frequently so it was called go postal of which phrase sounds obsolete.
But if we face such a threatening situation today, we must Run first, Hide secondly and Fight in the worst case.
So we call mass-shooting Run, Hide, Fight nowadays.
|senior moment||Dementia of the aged
Elderly couples address each other in sweet ways like "darling", "sweety", "honey" etc.
It looks happy for the third party but they cannot actually remember name of the partner.