And I used them to illustrate that even someone with an unusual grasp of syntax is still a human despite coming across as alien, as is someone with an extra chromosome.QuanSai said:The sarcasm is unnecessary. I only put quotation marks around terms I was unsure of how to use for political correctness.
I must ask though, why are you emphasising people and person and not, say, human being where it might be appropriate given your initial question? Are you suggesting that's where you're being politically correct? That's why you're calling them people? No other reason?
Take a look at this:
This reads as if you're only ostensibly calling them a person because the right word hasn't come to mind or that the word you want to use is considered offensive. It's insulting, or at least, that's how it comes across despite an attempt by you to ask the question without bias. Certainly didn't seem very impartial to me. Were you to highlight human being, it would make some sense because you're asking whether they can be considered an offshoot, a sub-species or whatever. I'd quite like to know which politically incorrect word person is replacing.QuanSai said:I'm impartially asking if a "person" with Down Syndrome is to be considered a human being (homo sapiens sapiens).
Political correctness is hokum.