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    brain

    Which one is correct?

    He has no brains
    He has no brain

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    Re: brain

    I would say....He has no brain.

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    I only have one brain, no more than one.
    The second one is correct.

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    Re: brain

    1. He has no brains.
    2. He has no brain.

    I would take #2 in a literal sense (perhaps we are pathologists, viewing a corpse); and both #1 and #2 as figures of speech, to mean "he isn't very clever".

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    Re: brain

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    Which one is correct?

    He has no brains
    He has no brain
    He has no brains = he has no sense
    He has no brain = he doesn't have a brain inside his head

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    Re: brain

    brain also means intellectual ability, mind.

    You know what they say: "no brain, no pain"!
    It must then hurt to be clever...
    Last edited by bianca; 07-Jul-2007 at 10:33.

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    Re: brain

    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    brain also means intellectual ability, mind.

    You know what they say: "no brain, no pain"!
    It must then hurt to be clever...
    Um, I believe the expression is "No pain, no gain". (It's a way of saying you have to work hard to see results.)

    If you don't have a brain you can't feel any pain.


    (Sometimes a person who is very smart is called a brain. Example: "Cas is a brain. She is smarter than the rest of us put together. )

    ~R

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    Re: brain

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Um, I believe the expression is "No pain, no gain". (It's a way of saying you have to work hard to see results.)

    If you don't have a brain you can't feel any pain.


    (Sometimes a person who is very smart is called a brain. Example: "Cas is a brain. She is smarter than the rest of us put together. )

    ~R
    Nono, 'no brain, no pain' is a jokeful allussion to 'no pain, no gain'. When one has a headache, it's because his 'brain' hurts - brain in the meaning of 'mind'. This is a good omen - the mind is working, you can feel it! Those who boast about not having headaches - well, they don't have a 'brain' either...
    Last edited by bianca; 07-Jul-2007 at 21:35.

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