...That is the question.
"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the
manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words,
you can control the people who must use the words."
Don't want to use a word because certain small factions of groups will find it offensive or otherwise improper? Then you are voluntarily being manipulated. You are allowing yourself to be controlled.
There is a difference in being free, and being deliberately offensive. But then some people find freedom offensive. It is a fine line and a bit subjective.
In short, I think ol' Phil would not want you to mince your words. Say what you mean and don't try to be PC about it.
For example, you, dear reader, if you are a citizen of the USA, are NOT Polish-American, or Italian-American, or Mexican-American, or African-American, or any other hyphen-American. You are an American. Period. There is no dual citizenship here.
And damn you if you try to correct me on this. If your heritage is that important, then at least put American first. If not, get the Hell out of my country. You obviously hate it here.