Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Having a condition that markedly restricts one's ability to function physically, mentally, or socially.‘a special school for handicapped children’‘a home for the handicapped’
- 1.1North American [attributive] Relating to or specifically designed for people with a physical or mental disability.‘organizers have created handicapped access in the form of wheelchair ramps’
- 1.1North American [attributive] Relating to or specifically designed for people with a physical or mental disability.
Handicapped and handicap were the standard terms used to refer to a person's mental or physical disability for much of the 20th century. This began to change in the 1980s, and disabled and disability are now the more common and preferred terms, though handicapped is still frequently used in phrases such as handicapped-accessible and handicapped parking. See also learning disability
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.