A blackboard must be referred to at all times as a chalk board.
A white board has to be a pen board.
Why should this be?
Well, I can only imagine it's because the idiots in charge of the school imagine that black and white are rude words.
So, do we have to live in a world of albescent swans and leucodermous lilies?
Of fuliginous ravens and melanistic horses?
I do hope not...and anyway, perhaps that doesn't help.
A game of grey chess, anyone?
I thought not.
Word Not To Use Today: grey. This word comes from the Old English grǣg and is related to the Old High German grāo and the Old Norse grar.
By the way: I'm more or less the colour of cooked pastry, but calling me white will do fine.