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funny bone

colloquial name for tip of olecranon.

funny bone

n. Informal
1. A point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve runs close to the surface and produces a sharp tingling sensation if knocked against the bone.
2. A sense of humor.
A popular term for the median epicondyle of the humerus; the ulnar nerve crosses over the region; blows thereto cause a painful tingling

funny bone

Vox populi A popular term for the median epicondyle of the humerus; the ulnar nerve crosses over the region; blows thereto cause a painful/'funny' tingling

fun·ny bone

(fŭn'ē bōn)
Colloquial usage for the tip of the olecranon.

funny bone

A popular term for the part of the back of the elbow containing a groove in which the ulnar nerve runs near the surface and is easily accessible to trauma. The severe pain experienced if the nerve is struck will evoke a conspicuous physical response that may seem funny to an unsympathetic observer. The victim is unlikely to be amused.
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The phrase funny bone could be either a play on the word for bone in the upper arm humerus or refer to the peculiar sensation you get when it's struck.
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A THE combination of your bent elbows, pressure on the ulnar nerve or funny bone, and perhaps that your hands are higher than the rest of your body leads to that feeling.
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Tears stream down her face, her ribs hurt and words falter on her laughing lips when something tickles her funny bone.
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