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    Question `funny bone'

    So did Rahul lose weight? Yes, he did. The otherwise lazy guy has started spending quality time in the gym. As for Amit, he has discovered his funny bone.
    What is the meaning of `funny bone'?
    Could anyone explain the same?

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    Re: `funny bone'

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    So did Rahul lose weight? Yes, he did. The otherwise lazy guy has started spending quality time in the gym. As for Amit, he has discovered his funny bone.
    What is the meaning of `funny bone'?
    Could anyone explain the same?
    In this context it probably means just 'sense of humour' - he's developed a tast for comedy.

    Strictly, it's a reference to the humerus bone, near which there's a nerve (near the elbow). When you 'hit your funny-bone' it's not humorous; it feels funny (odd, strange,uncomfortable).

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    Re: `funny bone'

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    In this context it probably means just 'sense of humour' - he's developed a tast for comedy.

    Strictly, it's a reference to the humerus bone, near which there's a nerve (near the elbow). When you 'hit your funny-bone' it's not humorous; it feels funny (odd, strange,uncomfortable).

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    Thank you,
    I understood.
    But I couldn't understand yours this explanation.
    Strictly, it's a reference to the humerous bone, near which there's a nerve (near the elbow). When you `hit your funny-bone' it's not humorous; it feels funny (odd, strange, uncomfortable)


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    Re: `funny bone'

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you,
    I understood.
    But I couldn't understand yours this explanation.
    Strictly, it's a reference to the humerous bone, near which there's a nerve (near the elbow). When you `hit your funny-bone' it's not humorous; it feels funny (odd, strange, uncomfortable)
    funny bone is the part of the elbow containing a very sensitive nerve that is painful if you hit it against something

    to know more about the usage of the word 'funny', search the word in this link:
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    Re: `funny bone'

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you,
    I understood.
    But I couldn't understand yours this explanation.
    Strictly, it's a reference to the humer[no o]us bone, near which there's a nerve (near the elbow). When you `hit your funny-bone' it's not humorous; it feels funny (odd, strange, uncomfortable)
    It's a pun - humerus/humorous.

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    Re: `funny bone'

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's a pun - humerus/humorous.

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    Thank you.
    I understood

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