Do you know where's your funny bone located?

@tidgea (355)
Philippines
September 6, 2008 10:59am CST
I dont mean it figuratively. What I'm asking is the actual funny bone. Do you know where it's at? I just recently searched it and was amazed with the results. I dont even know that I actually have a funny bone. I thought that it was just a figure of speech.
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
6 Sep 08
The bone in your upper arm is known as the "Humerus" (geddit?!) and at the joint where it meets the 2 bones of your lower arm,the "Radius" and the "Ulna",there's an exposed nerve (The radial Nerve,I think it's called) which when struck can temporarily paralyse your arm..it's the nerve that causes the effect of the "Funny bone",and it's the Name of the arm bone that gave rise to how it was named.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
17 Oct 11
I'm no linguist,but I'm guessing the names given to the bones are from Latin..(Somebody correct me if I'm wrong!-I only learned their names,I never thought to ask if the names meant something descriptive or meaningful about them..) The bone being named the Humerus could just be a coincidence that it sounds like Humorous that somebody picked up on...
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@ace_ivann (326)
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
Hi tidgea! I'm a physiotherapist, that is why we had a discussion about the funny bone. It actually refers to the ulnar nerve which lies near the ulna bone. In layman's term it is near the inside of your elbow. Hitting this nerve you will feel a weird, tingling sensation. It's like you're a bit electrified. It's a funny feeling when you hit your funny bone. That's maybe where they got the name.
@tidgea (355)
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
Yeah. I've searched it before. I didn't know this, I guess this wasn't discussed in our Anatomy class before. Thanks for sharing by the way.
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• United States
6 Sep 08
I believe you're referring to the humerous, the long outside bone of your forearm.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Dec 11
hi tidgea oh yes indeed as I studied anatomomy . your humorous bone is in your arm and this is just a play om words so its a real bone but also a figurative thing too. But it is a real bone after all'but spelled a bit different I believe. humerus instead.