It’s nice to know, you know, when one is impaired in some manner that they aren’t crippled, handi-capped, or other wise less than ‘normal’, but one is ‘Challenged’.
Now, so I’m told, Challenged is better than all those other words typically used in the past.
Then I’ve run across the glossing over of malfeasance, mis-management and plain old incompetence in office when reading of city infortune’s and being broke described as being Challenged.
Arkansas City Traveler
Proving that a large percentage of Arkansas City residents are low-to-moderate income isn’t necessarily good news, except when it means applying for a grant to help income-challenged cities.
I know it is being used to ease the individual the word is used toward. I know that, but I have visions of the society being built by the fudging of reality.
Me: Umm, you’re family is certainly income challenged.
Object: Yeah. We’re poor.
Me: What are you going to do about it?
Object: I don’t know. I’m just tired of being Challenged.
From the reaches,