We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
One wonders if the schools that still bother to teach English add caveats to word usage in deference to Political Correctness? For example, explaining the word 'articulate' to students but then adding that the word can not be used when describing black persons? Or how about the word 'niggardly'? There is a great multitude of words that we can't use in certain circumstances anymore. I am rather surprised a book has written on politically correct speech etiquette.
A person who is not a legal citizen of the United States but invades our country by swimming or wading across the Rio Grande into Texas is properly called an illegal alien. Of course, the egregious Main Stream Media refers to them as "undocumented immigrants" but that's an obvious falsehood, since once they take the smugglers' bus to Houston, which the crazed City Council has designated as a "sanctuary city", they acquire masses of forged documents which they will be happy to show you.
I'm as picky as Meta about our glorious English language, so I will note that the word 'immigrant' has a connotation of legality ... being invited in, as it were. And these folks, believe me, have not been invited. So 'invaded' is the proper term for them.
And if any idiot writes a book on 'politically correct' speech and how nice it is not to wound anyone's feelings by stating actual facts, I'll burn the darn book in front of City Hall. So there.
I feel a little better now. Just a little. Thank you for your time.