The contortions the PC crowd goes through are amazing. I heard the “gentleman” comment too. I have a liberal colleague who advises students to call problems “challenges” rather than “problems.” With liberals or people who just aren’t thinking about issues, I try to use more forceful language that might plant a seed for them to ponder later. When talking with this same liberal friend, for example, I refer to the “government TAKEOVER of healthcare.” It’s exhausting trying to sift every word we utter through the PC filter, so I merely quit playing the game.
LOL, can you hear “Houston, we have challenges”?