language police

/ˈlæŋgwɪdʒ pəˌlis/ (say 'langgwij puh.lees)

plural noun (derogatory)
those people who effectively censor, or attempt to censor, what others say, write or read, by insisting on conformity to their somewhat conservative or ideologically driven outlook.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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