Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 08:56:29 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: PC Language: Seth's List It happened to me again while reading Seth's wonderful Jeremaiad on the history of PC. Except where the euphemisms/revisionisms have become institutionalized, I can't tell parody from actual use. For example, does anyone ever say "vertically challenged" without making a joke? Hell, I'm short and have suffered for it (ask Dukakis), but I can't say "vertically challenged" without smirking. I am also "follically/follicularly/follicly challenged," but that challenge has been an asset in some ways. Baldness comes with a kind of dignity unattainable with a hair piece/toupe/toup/rug--or textured spray paint. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]