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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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Paris--The Vatican has joined the French attorney general in deploring a judgment by supreme court judges in Paris that a handicapped person can receive compensation for being born.
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SARGODHA -- District Coordination Officer Saqib Manaan has said that a financial assistance program for almost 3922 handicapped person has been initiated from August 14 in the district.
The assistant asks the judge to claim that he is possessed by a jinn of a handicapped person, who was mute and deaf in his lifetime.
The same concession will also be admissible to one escort accompanying the concerned handicapped person.
And when you see someone or something that needs praying about - a handicapped person, an ambulance, a hospital, an old person crossing the road - you can slip in a prayer for them too.
It seeks out employers, like Hertz, and makes a proposal: that if the employer will hire a handicapped person, it (Arkay) will provide a job coach, free of charge, to the employer, who will assist the handicapped person in doing some work for the employer.
Tenders are invited for Fresh electrical wiring of treatment Centre of Handicapped person at Bachra under GM Unit, Piparwar Area.
SARGODHA -- District Coordination Officer Saqib Manaan has said that financial aid program for almost 3922 handicapped person will start from August 14 in the district.
I also call upon the people and relevant government agencies to reflect on the problems of visually handicapped person and think about what needs to be done to achieve the same standards in caring for the disabled as exists in other civilized nations and to work towards achieving those standards," he said.
This wheelchair chassis provides the handicapped person with more normal freedom of movement in the workplace, thus more employable under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Casey wants to be known as a golfer, not a handicapped person,'' King Martin said.