Someone has come up with the following list of "politically correct" terms for teenagers:
No one fails a class anymore, he´s merely "passing impaired." You don´t have detention, you´re just one of the "exit delayed." Your bedroom isn´t cluttered, it´s just "passage restrictive." These days, a student isn´t lazy. He´s "energetically declined." Your locker isn´t overflowing with junk, it´s just "closure prohibitive." Kids don´t get grounded anymore. They merely hit "social speed bumps." Your homework isn´t missing, it´s just having an "out-of-notebook experience." You´re not sleeping in class, you´re "rationing consciousness." You´re not late, you just have a "rescheduled arrival time." You´re not having a bad hair day, you´re suffering from "rebellious follicle syndrome." You´re not shy. You´re "conversationally selective." You weren´t passing notes in class. You were "participating in the discreet exchange of penned meditations." You´re not being sent to the principal´s office. You´re "going on a mandatory field trip to the administrative building." It´s not called gossip anymore. It´s "the speedy transmission of near-factual information." The food at the school cafeteria isn´t awful. It´s "digestively challenged."