when they refuse to deal with a fact straight-on, but have to chase 'round the barn to say it's something it's not.
What brought this on was some show I had on in the background about people working with disabled animals and putting together prosthetics for them. You keep hearing people say "I don't see a disabled pony, I see a pony that needed some help", or "This is not a disabled pig, it gets along quite well" and so forth.
Lady, the pony had a MISSING LEG; that IS disabled. That the artificial leg lets it get around doesn't change that.
Dude, that pig was born with NO HIND LEGS; that IS disabled. The fact that you put together a cart for its back end so it can get around is wonderful, but doesn't change the fact that it IS disabled; there's nothing disgraceful or horrible about noting that fact.
Reminds me of all the PC crap about how people who are deaf or crippled or whatever "...are NOT disabled, they're DIFFERENTLY-ABLED!" Which is bullshit. Dealt with well by Denny on one occasion when some well-meaning twit told him he was just 'differently-abled': I believe the statement was "Lady, I'm CRIPPLED; I can deal with it, why can't you?"