Crusaders for political correctness in everyday communication have proved that nothing escapes their notice – they are now insisting that the term 'politically incorrect' should be replaced with 'politically differently correct'.
“Who are we to judge something and label it as 'incorrect' ? It is cruel . .er . . I mean, differently kind, and completely unwarran . . er . .ah . . . differently warranted.”, said political correctness activist Venu Kapoor, struggling to stay within the bounds of political correctness herself.
“We declare that it is politically differently correct to call something 'politically incorrect'. ”, she explained, cleverly avoiding recursion by resorting to ridiculous nomenclature. She then left in a hurry to meet her lawyers, to get her name changed legally to Venu Kadifferentlyrich. “Sounds vaguely Russian, no? Exotic.”, she quipped.
“Jeez. What next? Will they suggest that we say 'differently identical' as opposed to 'different' ?” asked wildlife photographer S.U.Saravanakumar, effortlessly bringing recursion back into focus. “This has got to stop. Or, if you'd prefer, 'differently continue'.”, he winked, pleased at his snippet debut.
|'The Next Kapil Dev', the talented but differently consistent cricketer who was often accused of differently blooming under pressure.|
Of course, the usual suspects have quickly pounced on the opportunity, and tried to gain some mileage for themselves.
“Agreed. Now Pakistan should be called 'Different India'.” said a suitably hysterical Arnab Goswami, wiping beads of sweat that were forming on his brow, while ignoring those that were forming on his upper-lip. He also later admitted that he saw no need to wear pants, since he mostly appeared on camera only from torso upwards.
“I'm not guilty. I am merely 'differently innocent'.”, said Amir Ajmal Kasab, between insisting that he was in fact also Robert DeNiro, an electric hamster, and the gunman on the grassy knoll.
“Hereafter, Mac snobs can't hurt the feelings of Windows losers . . er . . users. We'll have to refer to them as 'different Mac users'. Damn. Not the same.” rued Priya Krishnan, cancelling her plans to pre-order the
iPad in disgust.
This development clearly indicates how far the whole 'political correctness' movement has come, a far cry from when they used to merely object to fairly derogatory terms such as 'Nigger', 'Disabled' and 'Ajit Agarkar', insisting on substituting them with terms like 'African American', 'Differently Abled' and 'Next Kapil Dev'.