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housebound

(hous′bound′)
adj.
Confined to one's home, as by illness.

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  
References in periodicals archive ?
VOLUNTEERS are needed to help deliver books to housebound people who are unable to go to the library themselves.
ALL FRIENDS TOGETHER: The Befriending Service has given housebound people an outlet and chance to explore new interests
Contact the Elderly Wales is an organisation which helps housebound elderly people get out of their homes once a month.
This includes offering direct payments to the elderly and housebound so they can make their own meals on wheels arrangements - or select a favoured supplier of either hot or frozen meals.
Disabled and housebound people are worried about the future of the care buses, which are under threat along with other services provided by the PTA and Nexus because of the budget crisis.
Befriending Group manager Jane Hill said: "People who are housebound have asked us if they can have some sort of social centre where they can meet with other users and share interests.
UPSET Disabled woman Sue Phillips fears she could be housebound this winter.
The group aims to give comfort and bring some cheer to the housebound by helping dispel their feelings of loneliness.
They are very important in helping elderly, disabled and housebound people to feel involved in their community.
MEMBERS of the Women's Royal Voluntary Service in Rugby are looking for volunteers to take books to housebound readers in the town.
The money will be spent on special computers with phone connections to help people who are housebound with the services they would get on a library visit.
The dentist will continue to visit patients who are housebound.