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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Funny Bone.
A pun on the word hu’merus. It is the inner condyle of the humerus; or, to speak untechnically, the knob, or enlarged end of the bone terminating where the ulnar nerve is exposed at the elbow; the crazy bone. A knock on this bone at the elbow produces a painful sensation.   1


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