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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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Mr Blacker was also chairman of Penrhiwceiber Hall and Institute for many years, and was a loyal member of the Merthyr and Cynon Valley Community Health Council.
In a piece on his LinkedIn page, Mr Blacker described Judge Morgan's criticism's as "outrageous" and said he had made a complaint to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO).
Mr Blacker, from Rochdale, Gtr Manchester - who claimed he inherited his peerage from his father in Ireland - could not be reached for comment.
TOUGH GOING: Darren Atkins battles his way through the mud before being joined on the podium by teammates Phil Blacker (left) and Steve Knight.
Like the rest of us, Blacker would be delighted to see Frankel flash his brazen power on the Tuesday in the Queen Anne before Black Caviar unleashes her ruthless controlled aggression against Europe's best sprinters four days later in the Diamond Jubilee.
Mrs Blacker said she paid Mr Henderson pounds 1,200 of the pounds 1,400 but is refusing to pay him the full amount.
Michael Ford, the driver of the train, said he saw Mr Blacker walk down to the tracks as his train was approaching the platform.
Fisher (who became chairman of the Eugenics Society's family allowances subcommittee) Darwin conceded that the Society needed to take a stance on the issue, which it did in 1926, although many continued to see family allowances as a dysgenic scheme (Soloway, 1990: 298; Blacker to Gun, 12 June 1933).
Blacker then contrived a dreadful miss as he spooned the ball into the park from three yards out with an empty goal in front of him.
Mr Blacker, who farmed at Newton on Ouse near York and was a very active member of the NFU Shipton Branch, was a member of the NFU Sugar Beet committee for over 20 years, vice chairman for nearly 15 of those and was elected chairman in 2002.
Ambulance technician Gary Blacker said: "The building was being renovated and the man had had an accident.
The older Lohan definitely wore the sexier, shorter and blacker dress.