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For dying in general, continue With PASS AWAY. 33 black black. More a state of mind than a color, "black" applies to any of an infinite variety of skin hues, ranging from an off-white that is whiter than the skin of many so-called whites, to a black that is, indeed, magnificently black. The stretching of "black" to cover such a wide spectrum has caused a great deal of confusion in the minds of a great many people, including those who staff the U. S. Census Bureau. " . . If you write in "Oriental," you are considered Japanese.
A reproduction, the "authentic" being pure doubletalk, signifying nothing. " The phrase is much used by furniture dealers and reproducers of art treasures. (May Nelson Rockefeller's soul rest in peace. ) "From Esquire comes an ad passed on to me by Gould B. Hagler, of Atlanta,- in it, The Bombay Company offers 'an authentic reproduction of a fine old English antique. ' An authentic reproduction strikes me as not far removed from a genuine sham" Qohn Simon, Escjuire, 12/5/78). See also RIGHT, NOT.
A Dictionary of Euphemisms & Other Doubletalk by Hugh Rawson