On Sun, 24 Jun 2007 20:23:11 -0700, "Eigenvector"
The word has nothing to do with political correctness, as the phrase
is used by either side. It has to do with maximizing profits, by
trying to make the employees fell important.
You didn't use the word negatively afaict, but there are those who do,
and I just want to remind people of the first application of the
phrase in the US, and that was to say that it was no longer acceptable
for people to use the terms niggers, kikes, and spics, or to portray
oneself as one who hates those people for the groups they belong to.
The phrase has been applied to a lot of other groups in the years
following, but it still seems to me that those people who deride
political correctness allign themselves with and probably are the ones
who would be still be talking about niggers, kikes, and spics if they
could get away with it, and might well be lynching the first group
when the spirit moved them.