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handicapped

(hăn′dē-kăpt′) Usage Problem
adj.
1. Physically or mentally disabled: a pool equipped for handicapped swimmers.
2. Intended for people who have a disability: a handicapped parking space.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
People who have a disability considered as a group. Often used with the.

handicapped

[han′dikapt]
Etymology: hand in cap, a seventeenth-century game with forfeits
referring to a person who has a congenital or acquired mental or physical defect that interferes with normal functioning of the body system or the ability to be self-sufficient in modern society. Compare disability.

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  
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c) Inappropriate handicapped parking space users were vehicles not driven by or used to transport a person with a mobility impairment but which displayed a handicapped parking permit, and
Then the parents were contacted by an advocate who said `all you have to say is that you're handicapped.
To maximise encounters between visiting and handicapped children, this classroom can be reached via the physiotherapy room at first floor level, from the space containing the swimming pool.
Due process procedures are required when suspending or expelling handicapped students.
Typically, offenders use a handicapped tag legitimately issued to a disabled relative or friend to park in spots reserved for the disabled - spaces often empty in otherwise full parking lots.
Svetlana Bednazh, a Ukrainian student who helped at a camp, relates, `This was my first encounter with handicapped people in my society.
The fourth source comes from the report, Testing Handicapped People (Willingham et al.
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But zeroing in on handicapped mailings shouldn't be one of them.
This will become critical as more states are forced to prioritize services for the severely handicapped.
For 10 years, the San Fernando Valley chapter of the Polio Survivors Foundation in Reseda has been allowed to mail its monthly newsletter, ``Polio Reporter'' to its 800 members free of charge under the postal stamp ``Free Matter for the Blind or Handicapped.