So I try to keep up on these things, but sometimes I'm surprised. Like when I wrote this column I used the term "Native American" at first, but then my smartypants son told me that term is now politically incorrect.
Moments like these help me to understand why my parents, who are in their 80s, will occasionally still say words like "deformed." I'm guessing that one isn't very politically correct, is it? But this is how they refer to their poodle's back leg. Their poodle, they say, was supposed to be a show dog, except he has a "deformed" back leg. So now he's only 3/4s of a show dog.
I love that 3/4s of a show dog lives in my parents' house.