Buffy: We don't use the word "Indian"!
Giles: Right, right. Always behind on the terms. Still trying my damndest not to refer to you lot as "bloody colonials".
I have taken another look at my notes, and must correct myself. There is one laugh in the movie. It comes after the action is over, in the form of a foolish, politically correct disclaimer stating that the film "is not intended as an accurate portrayal of blindness or poor eyesight."
Last month, the gay-rights group, GLAAD, saw Kevin Smith's latest movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. They were outraged by the number of gay jokes, and were positive that they would inspire a dark and evil future where people outside of movies might make gay jokes. And when that happens, how will they be able to keep their quiet dignity while parading down the streets in panties and vests on giant penis-shaped floats?
Grover: Frazzle? But you are not fuzzy and blue. You are fuzzy and orange!
Grover: All right, all right! Just thought I'd mention it.
— Sesame Street, "Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange)"
PFY: No I think you mean Affirmative Action. Equal Opportunities means that they'd both be considered regardless of who they were. Affirmative Action is intended to address a perceived lack of some group in a company for PR purposes.
BOFH: Well this flies in the face of my Unequal Opportunities Policy!
Boss: Your what?!?
BOFH: Unequal Opportunities Policy. Which is basically "if you can do the job, you're in!" Couldn't give a crap about age, sex, race, etc. It's a simple policy, but it seems to work. Unless...
Boss: Unless what!?
BOFH: Unless you're a thicko. I can't stand thickos. No offense.
Boss: What do you mean?!
BOFH: Thickos, you know, people who can't... well... tie their shoelaces without assistance. No offense.
Boss: What do you mean, "no offense"!?
BOFH: Well you know, some people get upset when you say something like that — especially if they're a complete 'tard. No offense.
Civilian displacement. We used to just call it "kidnapping" and "forcing people into slavery", but that just didn't test well in today's ever-toughening market.
— Mickey the Spider, Fable II
"...one of the many fine things one has to admit is the way that the army has carried the American democratic ideal to its logical conclusion in the sense that not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, and color, but also on the grounds of ability."
— Tom Lehrer, "It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier"
"I know there are people in the world that do not love their fellow human beings — and I hate people like that."
— Tom Lehrer, "National Brotherhood Week"
Now this political correctness it must come to an end,
'Cause we're in the business of killing, who gives a fuck if we offend?
I can mow 'em down by the thousands but I can't say a dirty word,
Now that's the dumbest fucking thing that I have ever heard!
Porky: First they tell me to lose the stutter, now they tell me I'm not funny. It's a pain in the butt being p-p-politically correct.
Speedy: You're telling me.
"Bleat, bleat, creature of non-specific colour and species, have you any home-spun fabric? Yes sir or madam, yes sir or madam, enough to share, but not in a communist way. One is for the titled person of non-specific gender, one is for the other titled person of non-specific gender, and one is for the child of non-specific age, height and gender, who co-exists in harmony with the lane, but not in a gay way."
— Wil Anderson, The Glass House (on a reworded "Baa Baa Black Sheep")
"Coming this summer, it's the motion picture that changed America. Saving Private Ryan, the re-re-release, where the word "nazi" has been changed to "persons with political differences," and all their guns have been replaced by walkie-talkies. And now, for your feature presentation: the classic re-re-re-release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. In this version, the word "Wookie" has been changed to "hair-challenged animal" and the entire cast has been digitally replaced by Ewoks."
— South Park, "Free Hat"
"I'm telling ya, some of this [euphemistic] language makes me want to vomit. Well, maybe not vomit... makes me want to engage in an involuntary personal protein spill!"