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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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Green Lantern: Blackest Night shows what Hal Jordan does between chapters three and five of the main volume, gathering warriors from across the emotional spectrum for the final battle.
Yasin Malik, in a statement in Srinagar, said, "November 6, 1947, represents the blackest day of human history when lakhs of Muslims in Jammu were driven out of their homes and butchered by communal fascist forces patronized by rulers of that time.
Recalling the sacrifices rendered by Muslims of Jammu in 1947, Malik said that, "November 6, 1947, represents the blackest day of human history when lakhs of Jammu Muslims, driven out of their homes were butchered by communal fascist forces patronized by rulers of that time, reported.
During Blackest Night, DC Comics bosses unceremoniously killed off a host of fan favourites, including Superman, Aquaman and Hawkman.
THIS week will be forever remembered as one of the blackest Ireland has ever seen.
Survival in Shanghai: The Journals of Fred Marcus 1939-49" is a collection of journal entries from one teenager escaping one of the blackest marks in human history.
Surpassing their near-perfect 1996 caper Fargo, No Country For Old Men is a breathtaking demonstration of concise storytelling and filmmaking brio, coupled with powerful performances and the blackest humour.
Mick McCarthy has described Sunderland's FA Cup humbling against Brentford as the blackest day of a depressing season.
Three top West Midlands companies yesterday capped one of the blackest weeks for British industry with another 2,500 job cuts.
Black 47: ``New York Town'' (Gadfly) Ireland's socio-political rock band that took its name from the blackest year of the Irish potato famine releases its first studio album in five years, featuring guest appearances by Rosanne Cash, David Johansen and many others.
Appropriate for all-day wear, Lash Architect is available in blackest black, black, black brown and true brown.
Thursday November 21 will go down in history as one of the blackest days for horseracing.