I understand the need to be politically correct and that a lot of our vocabulary has changed and evolved. One is not blind, but is visually impaired, one is not mute but has a speech impediment ...
But aren't we pushing it a little too far sometimes? I remember a few years ago during Christmas time, a couple was leaving the restaurant I was managing, and as they exited I wished them a Merry Christmas. The hostess at the time reminded me that I couldn't say that and that being politically correct I should have wished them happy holidays. Of course I disagreed then and still disagree now. Why should people get offended because they celebrate a different holiday. If you want to wish a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza, Happy Hanukkah, Happy "whateveryouarecelebrating", go ahead and proudly do it.
After all, don't we teach our kids to repect and embrace our differences.
How about teaching by example.