“homemaker” and a “housewife”

In terms of meaning there is no difference between these words. The word “homemaker” is the politically correct way of referring to a “housewife”. “Homemaker” sounds much better than “housewife”, doesn’t it? Here are a few more words which are considered politically correct: office assistant (secretary), significant other (husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend), and horizontally challenged (someone who is fat).

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, September 27, 2004

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