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Greene V., U.S. dentist, 1836-1915. See: Black classification.


(blak) reflecting no light or true color; of the darkest hue.


A person who, for the purposes of equal opportunity monitoring, has Black ethnic lineage, which includes, but is not limited to, British Blacks, regardless of where they were raised or educated.

A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as "Black, African American, or Negro," or provide written entries such as Afro American, Kenyan, Nigerian or Haitian.

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  


A visual sensation having no colour and being of extremely low luminosity.


1. without color, at the opposite end of the spectrum to white; the color of soot.
2. a universally accepted coat color. In horses, solid black with no pattern in it, the muzzle is black, and there may be white markings on the lower limbs and the head.

Patient discussion about black

Q. Why would your poop be black?

A. If it is black or black and tar like, it could mean a gastro bleed.

Q. My nails are black- is it dangerous? Hi, I was diagnosed with colon cancer and now I receive chemotherapy. This morning I found that my nails are brown and blue, and other nails have white lines on them. Is that dangerous? Should go and see a doctor?

A. The chemo can cause several changes in your nail, e.g. make them brittle etc. You can find some more info at :

Q. Has anyone tried black cohosh for the later years in life?

A. my mother in law took it, she said it was very helpful but it could be a placebo effect... here is some info about black cohosh from a very relay able site

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Last November, Americans led "Project Sapkphire," a top-secret operation in Kazakhstan that retrieved 600 kilograms of highly enriched uranium--enough to make several dozen nuclear weapons--and moved it to the Oak Ridge facility in Tennessee, where black marketeers, terrorists and rogue states like Iran can't touch it.
Everyone, from children to black marketeers, stops to ask his advice or shake his hand or just say hello.
Spend time with ingenious black marketeers as they game the international system.
And yet: "There are also predatory scam artists and black marketeers who will fleece uninformed investors dazzled by the prospect of huge returns," he says.
Blaming hoarders for recent spurt in food prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday said there was no need for panic as country has enough food stocks and promised stern action against black marketeers.
Retail Ireland chairman Frank Gleeson said: "2013 was another good year for the black marketeers.
The Rice Paper Diaries by Francesca Rhydderch ' One of the guards lets a shot out of a gun across the fence that they are watching night and day to stop Chinese black marketeers selling us fags and sugar.
However, with the London Police, volunteers and security forces drawn from the Royal Air Force, Navy and Army, black marketeers are nowhere to be seen.
It is because of the wrong policies of the UPA Government, that we are witnessing spiraling prices, and it could be said that the government did it intentionally to benefit black marketeers," claimed Baba Ramdev.
He criticised the chief minister for not taking action against black marketeers of mosquito repellents, saying that private hospitals and laboratories were still fleecing dengue patients.
But I found at least six black marketeers outside the stadium.
It will do nothing for the nation's health but will be a real gift to black marketeers peddling counterfeit tobacco products.