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    Please explain the expressions "political correctness" and "run hot" in simple English.

    secondly,in my part of the world,someone who uses computer,we say,he is sitting at the computer,doing his work. Do you think this sentence is correct?


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    Re: Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by shaukat mahmood View Post
    Please explain the expressions "political correctness" and "run hot" in simple English.

    secondly,in my part of the world,someone who uses computer,we say,he is sitting at the computer,doing his work. Do you think this sentence is correct?


    Thanks.

    Shaukat Mhamood.
    Though I'm without politics I'll try to help you.
    Political correctness= When someone behaves well towards his opponent.
    To run hot= get angry or nervous. ( I think so)

    " He is sitting at the computer, doing his work" is o.k. But we say "He is working on the computer" or " He is surfing the net"

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    Re: Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by shaukat mahmood View Post
    Please explain the expressions "political correctness" and "run hot" in simple English.

    secondly,in my part of the world,someone who uses computer,we say,he is sitting at the computer,doing his work. Do you think this sentence is correct?


    Thanks.

    Shaukat Mhamood.
    I answered your question on the UsingEnglish Delphi forum.

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    Re: Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Though I'm without politics I'll try to help you.
    Political correctness= When someone behaves well towards his opponent.
    To run hot= get angry or nervous. ( I think so)

    " He is sitting at the computer, doing his work" is o.k. But we say "He is working on the computer" or " He is surfing the net"
    FYI:

    politically correct
    adj. (Abbr. PC)
    1. Of, relating to, or supporting broad social, political, and educational change, especially to redress historical injustices in matters such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.
    2. Being or perceived as being overconcerned with such change, often to the exclusion of other matters.
    political correctness n.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2004, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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