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- politically correct: net.jokes - 14 Dec 1981 by G:kirk
- NOW, being politically correct you must, of course, substitute "martian" What a clever joke this becomes! Hopefully, there are no martians listening.
- political correctness: net.politics - 19 Jun 1983 by Zigurd R. Mednieks
- Let me introduce you all to MIT's brand of public political correctness: There are a handful of people at MIT that are very visible in political advocacy. They are usually senior, tenured, faculty are have long since mellowed out of the publish-or perish game.
— Hippietrail 02:31, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)