I’ve always wondered why they call it “Funnybone”. In Finland they call it your “Cranky Nerve” and I think that or something along that line is a better name.
Oh I don’t know, I find it quite “humerus”. ;D
Southern German dialects call it your “Fools Bone” (Narrenbein). I think it’s appropriate myself since when I do strike it, I’m doing something foolish. 😛
It’s funny because isn’t it funny how such a small area can cause so much pain? Or it’s just funny for everyone else watching 😛
Well, pretty close to Jens’ own pun, Wikipedia has to say: ‘[Funnybone] is thought to be a pun, based on the sound resemblance between the name of the bone of the upper arm, the “humerus” and the word “humorous”.’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulnar_nerve)
Apart from “Narrenbein” in German it’s commonly referred to as “music” oder “musician’s bone”. Because of the interesting noises you make if you hit it, perhaps?
In sweden we call it “Kärringnerv” (Old crone nerve)
This doesn’t work for everyone, or even on both arms, but… with your forefinger find the joint of your opposite forearm and elbow. Once you’ve found the “crack” between the bones, press hard.
Only works on the outer side of my right arm for me.
Instant fun. 😀
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