politically correct / PC

The term politically correct as we commonly use it today, meaning adhering to a political orthodoxy, especially as regards nomenclature and language, has its roots in Marxist writings of the 1930s. But it is considerably older in a slightly different sense meaning conforming to political reality.

This older sense dates to at least 1793 when US Supreme Court Justice James Wilson used the term in Chisholm v. Georgia:

Sentiments and expressions of this inaccurate kind prevail in our...language..."The United States,” instead of the “People of the United States,” is the toast given. This is not politically correct.

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