Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Suffering from an injury to the brain that impairs its functions, especially on a permanent basis.‘she was irreversibly brain-damaged’‘a neurologist who studies brain-damaged patients’
- ‘You don't stop feeding them just because they are brain-damaged or retarded.’
- ‘The bitter family feud over the brain-damaged woman's right to life evolved into an unprecedented political battle.’
- ‘The husband speaks out about his emotional fight to have his brain-damaged wife's feeding tube removed.’
- ‘There are lots of cases across the country where the plug is quietly pulled on brain-damaged patients.’
- ‘Some say that the biggest losers in litigation over brain-damaged babies are the parents of children whose cases are rejected by lawyers.’
- ‘In the brain-damaged patients, the sound of the voice prompted a pattern of brain activity similar to that of healthy participants.’
- ‘The forceps were pressed too hard into his temples, leaving him permanently brain-damaged.’
- ‘The case of a severely brain-damaged 11- year-old will be heard at the Massachusetts Supreme Court tomorrow.’
- ‘A raffle was organized by a devoted mother to raise cash for her brain-damaged daughter's treatment.’
- ‘For each subject, the index is the proportion of tests that have resulted in the range characteristic of brain-damaged subjects.’
- 1.1offensive, informal Extremely foolish or stupid.‘he's a treacherous brain-damaged old vulture’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.