Word Watch: Apr 20, 1992

Political correctness is spreading like a virus through the English language, turning every personal trait into an agenda. Recently spotted: Women of Size and Fruitarian (one who refuses to eat anything that requires the killing of plants or animals).

A few suggested terms for the compleat political correctoid:

MORALLY CHALLENGED: Mike Milken, John Gotti, Manuel Noriega, Leona Helmsley and every other soul who finds thievery and deceit irresistible

WOMEN (OR MEN) OF SOLITUDE: people of size on Saturday nights

VERTICALLY GIFTED: Michael Jordan (the opposite of "vertically challenged," a term for short people)

BEHAVIORALLY IMPAIRED: Archie Bunker

HUMANTARIAN (not to be...

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