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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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The arrangement between the blackmailer and the client can be construed as a contract entered into by both parties.
But even were it true (a claim I dispute) that the blackmailee would have to give up his secret in order to hold the blackmailer to his contractual obligations, the former would gain a potent hold over the blackmailer.
The blackmailer was ambushed and confronted with evidence of the bank transactions.
Hylton later came back into the room where the woman said she had been raped by the mysterious blackmailer.
A BLACKMAILER who extorted pounds 25,000 from a teacher by threatening to sell porn videos to the Press was jailed yesterday - 12 years on.
Julian Danskin, 48, a former Boys' Brigade leader and East Fife Football Club chairman, appeared as a witness after telling police he had paid a blackmailer pounds 20,000.
But if you can summon up the courage, you could then tell your blackmailer to do his worst as your husband already knows.
A BLACKMAILER who has sent four parcel bombs through the post in the last three days is targeting Tesco customers.
Bosses at the crisp firm have hired private eye Martyn Walker to help them trace the blackmailer.
A BUNGLING blackmailer who threatened to put bleach in supermarket baby food has been jailed for three years.
A HAPLESS shop blackmailer who had a ransom dropped off outside his home, was yesterday jailed for three years.
British detectives flew to Thailand to help local police identify the blackmailer - believed to be a Westerner - from CCTV footage.