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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.

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 ?
If you can stand for several hours at your place of employment without falling down, or if you can take leisurely walks during your day, you do not deserve to park in a handicapped parking space.
According to el-Tantawi, there is a federation in Upper Egypt of 52 associations founded by handicapped people, working to get the handicapped their rights.
HandicappedFraud.org is an Internet Web site that lets you report suspected handicapped parking violations, especially placard fraud and abuse.
While many facilities accommodate their physically handicapped residents in the best manner possible with existing services, more frequently others are making modifications as needed.
26 Hemingway's Retreat 388-3948 Heart Healthy Handicapped Accessible
(4) Handicapped parking permit: a distinguishing license plate, removable windshield placard, or temporarily issued removable windshield placard that displays the international symbol of access.
handicapped are nevertheless denied their full humanity, are hindered
Father Benzi reported that Nadia Fratti is on trial in Volgograd for having falsified the documents of at least 600 healthy children, classifying them as handicapped in order to take them to Italy.
The move is aimed at helping handicapped people participate more in society, they said.
Far fewer handicapped children sit at home staring at the walls, and the number attending college has more than tripled since 1978.
Largely through his efforts and those of the Bangor Society for Mentally Handicapped Children (later MENCAP), of which he was a founder member, better facilities were provided, such as a special school and a hostel.
Choosy females (higher values of p) preferentially mate with handicapped males (higher values of s) who also carry genes for high viability (higher values of v).