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Political correctness

In the UK we are lucky to live in a society with people from all different countries, religions, cultures, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and more.

This means that people can get annoyed if people make jokes, comments or anything which are offensive to people within the particular category which is the subject of the remark. For example, a joke which is derogatory about homosexuals is considered unacceptable.

The noun phrase for this concept is political correctness.

The adjective is politically correct, or politically incorrect for anything which violates this concept.

This is something which frustrates people who believe they should be able to say what they want. This concept of being free to say anything without punishment is called freedom of speech.

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