Thursday, August 31, 2006

No big whoop...

I'm so mentally exhausted today, and I got nothin'. Soooooooo....

Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic.

The elbow, often nicknamed the "funny bone," is neither funny nor a bone. Discuss.

(...and don't go all haughty on me and try to tell me it IS a bone called the humerus, because the elbow is NOT the humerus. Look it up.)

7 comments:

Libragirl said...

According to the training I just had, it's called the funny bone because of the feeling you get when you bang it. It feels funny, although I am not sure why it's called bone, I guess funny cartliage sounded dumb

Jaek said...

My issues reside not so much with the elbow itself as with the inverse side of the elbow. Not that I have issues with any bones per se.

My 3 year old daughter wanted to know what that part of the arm was called. I said "the crook of your arm", though I do not think that is the official nomenclature.

Inner Elbow? Inbow? Arm hinge?

You tell me.

don't call me MA'AM said...

libragirl: there isn't a thing that's funny when I hit my elbow on something. Sweet Mother of God... that HURTS! The ulnar nerve transmits the pain. But it's still not funny. :-)

jaek: Every bit of information I can find calls it "the inside of the elbow." Lame, huh! I like your idea of "arm hinge" better. Much better.

wire said...

my personal favorite is "inbow" but that's just me.

don't call me MA'AM said...

wire: I like that. Let's go with it. Elbow, Inbow. Elbow, Inbow. Yeah... that has a nice ring to it!

Ludicrousity said...

*giggles*

MiMaw said...

Jaek and I have weird elbows. http://mimawsgarden.blogspot.com/2006_06_01_mimawsgarden_archive.html
I don't know if that will work or not (I am such a naive novice at this stuff!) Otherwise... see June 29th post "Look What I Can Do"...Jaek will just love me for this one!