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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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Following this highly symbolic drama is the sub-Ibsen problem play Mistakes (1906), by the German Herbert Hirschberg, a play that combines inept dramatic structure with deadening earnestness to protest the laws that gave license to blackmailers.
The letter designates Monday this week as the day for receiving the blackmail money and includes a telephone number of a Kyoto hotel, possibly the place where the blackmailer wanted to receive the money from JR Tokai, according to police.
Scott Altman suggests a further difference: whereas in an ordinary commercial transaction, both buyer and seller will be beneficiaries, in blackmail the primary beneficiary is the blackmailer.
Players, including David Beckham, Gary Neville and Fulham's Louis Saha, were deeply shaken when the blackmailer claimed he had ALREADY struck.
The many arguments Block considers in his compendious survey all seek a right of the victim the blackmailer violates.
The blackmailer then demands the victim wire him money saying he will post the video on the victim's Facebook page if he fails to do so.
But she is definitely, 100 per cent, not a blackmailer," the Sun quoted Charles Thomas as saying.
Julie alerted police who set up a sting operation to arrest the Haitian blackmailer.
Summary: JEDDAH: The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) in Buraidah announced on Tuesday that it was able to rescue a Saudi girl from a blackmailer who threatened to show her messages and pictures to her family if she did not succumb to his sexual desires.
PAGE 5 Blackmail jailing A BLACKMAILER who called himself Scorpio after a character in the Clint Eastwood movie Dirty Harry in a bid to extort millions of pounds from a Birmingham supermarket was today behind bars.
Rosemary is, unsurprisingly, exposed as Eric's blackmailer.
The blackmailer had already directed police to two vials of cyanide solution, which were found in places where they posed no danger to the public.