As New Hampshire goes, so goes the nation. And as the University of New Hampshire goes, so goes nearly every one of the nation's college campuses: Down the high road to political-correctness hell.

UNH is famous–or infamous–for the "Bias-Free Language Guide" that its diversity office issued in July 2015, only to have a mortified UNH president Huddleston promptly disavow it.

From Campus Reform:

“American,” “illegal alien,” “foreigners,” “mothering,” and “fathering” are just a handful of words deemed “problematic” by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide….

The guide defines words such as “homosexual” as “problematic,” offering “Same Gender Loving” as a more inclusive substitute. Similarly, a lack of gender-neutral bathrooms is, according to the university, “ciscentrism.”

The university defines “ciscentrism” as “[a] pervasive and institutionalized system that places transgender people in the ‘other’ category and treats their needs and identities as less important than those of cisgender people.”

“Ciscentrism,” according to the university, “includes the lack of gender-neutral restrooms, locker rooms, and residences.”…

Even saying the word “healthy” is problematic, the university says. The “preferred term for people without disabilities,” the university says, is "non-disabled." Similarly, saying “handicapped” or “physically-challenged” is also problematic. Instead, the university wants people to use the more inclusive “wheelchair user,” or “person who is wheelchair mobile.”

Using the words “rich” or “poor” is also frowned upon. Instead of saying “rich,” the university encourages people to say “person of material wealth.” Rather than saying a person is “poor,” the university encourages its members to substitute “person who lacks advantages that others have” or “low economic status related to a person’s education, occupation and income.”

Terms also considered problematic include: “elders,” “senior citizen,” “overweight” (which the guide says is “arbitrary”), “speech impediment,” “dumb,” “sexual preference,” “manpower,” “freshmen,” “mailman,” and “chairman,” in addition to many others.

So it was fitting that Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the foul-mouthed 20-year-old creation of puppeter Robert Smigel, descended on UNH and held a videotaped session for Hulu with UNH students (N entirely SFW) just before the Feb. 9 presidential primary. And oh, those students! Their political correctness was more painful than Hillary Clinton's concession speech.

Reason's Anthony L. Fisher reports:

"Can I hump your leg? I know I look like a dog, but I identify as a shinguard."

That's how Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, of Conan fame, addressed a female University of New Hampshire (UNH) student in a segment about campus political correctness for Triumph's Election Special 2016, which streams on Hulu….

Triumph's alter ego, Robert Smigel, has described his puppet character as a parody of a Borscht Belt hack comedian, akin to a less-charming Don Rickles. For the better part of two decades, the rubber puppet has been "punching down" at hapless victims of his rapier wit, such as the "nerds" waiting in line for a Star Wars premiere. But he has likely never encountered a more humorless group than the dozen or so UNH undergrads in this video. 

I won't ruin the microaggressive jokes by transcribing them, but near the end of the segment, a completely over-the-top walking stereotype of a flamboyantly gay African-American man walks into the room, and you can practically see the smoke emanating from the heads of the students as they try to find a non-problematic way to describe him.

These earnest college kids are clearly trying to do what they've been conditioned to believe is the right thing, which is to avoid stating things in plain and understandable language in order to spare hurting anyone's feelings. But the effort is both futile and absurd, which might be the point.

Actually the UNH students, although displaying obvious long-term effects of successful diversity-office brainwashing, seemed to take Triumph's barbs fairly good-naturedly–as though they were at least dimly picking up on the absurdity of what the campus administers were feeding them.

Oh, and as might be expected, Rolling Stone was Not Amused by Triumph's antics, calling them "cringeworthy."