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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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It's the blackest day of the season for me and I'm sure the supporters feel the same way," said a seething McCarthy.
This is the blackest day for democracy and it is unfortunate we hold people mandate on one side but when we talk no one listens to us and people like Chaudhry Shujaat are listened to who holds only one and a half seat in parliament, he underlined.
KARACHI -- Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain Wednesday said June 19, 1992 is the blackest day of the history of Pakistan and the same horrifying historical chapter is being replicated.
I BELIEVE that Thursday, May 5, will go down in history as one of the blackest days in the history of British politics.
Yes, it was the blackest of black comedies and obviously had to be shown when the little 'uns are tucked up, but 11.
Adapted from a play by David Hare it visits the blackest corners of the love triangle.
This year will go down as the blackest in recent memory if, as feared, another three firefighters still missing after Friday night's blaze are found dead.
Or what about her misuse of power in using the police as her own private army to form a ring of steel around the roads of Nottingham, where innocent motorists were given a grilling by overzealous plods for fear that they may be striking miners during the most bitter strike, and blackest times this country has ever known.
The 52-year-old takes his side on the short trip to Middlesbrough determined to make opposite number Gareth Southgate pay for two of the blackest days of his management career to date.
People wait months, years even, to get referrals to clinics and hospitals and even in their blackest, most frightening hour they don't know who to turn to.
Otherwise, a blue noon reveals, as likewise blackest nighttime hides, too much.