funny bone


funny bone
Так называемый funny bone — это нервное окончание в локте, расположенное достаточно близко к поверхности кожи, поэтому эта часть локтя очень чувствительна к ударам, которые вызывают покалывание, онемение и боль в руке. Кость, которая находится выше, называется the humerus (плечевая кость), отсюда, вероятно, и происходит игра слов (humerus — humorous, юмористический), которая превратила слова humerus bone в funny bone.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • funny bone — {n.} 1. The place at the back of the elbow that hurts like electricity when accidentally hit. * /He hit his funny bone on the arm of the chair./ 2. or {informal}[crazy bone] Sense of humor; understanding jokes. * /Her way of telling the story… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • funny bone — {n.} 1. The place at the back of the elbow that hurts like electricity when accidentally hit. * /He hit his funny bone on the arm of the chair./ 2. or {informal}[crazy bone] Sense of humor; understanding jokes. * /Her way of telling the story… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Funny bone — Funny Fun ny, a. [Compar. {Funnier}; superl. {Funniest}.] [From {Fun}.] Droll; comical; amusing; laughable; inciting laughter. [1913 Webster] {Funny bone}. See {crazy bone}, under {Crazy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • funny bone — funny bones N COUNT: usu sing Your funny bone is the soft part of your elbow which gives you an uncomfortable feeling on your skin if it is hit. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • funny bone — n [singular] the soft part of your elbow that particularly hurts when you hit it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • funny bone — funny ,bone noun singular INFORMAL the part of your elbow that hurts when you hit it against something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • funny bone — ► NOUN informal ▪ the part of the elbow over which the ulnar nerve passes, which may cause numbness and pain if knocked …   English terms dictionary

  • funny bone — n. [from its reaction to impact, but prob. suggested also by its relation to the humerus (hence, “humorous”)] 1. a place on the inner elbow where the ulnar nerve passes close to the surface: a sharp impact at this place causes a strange, tingling …   English World dictionary

  • funny bone — noun a point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface; a sharp tingling sensation results when the nerve is knocked against the bone the funny bone is not humerus • Syn: ↑crazy bone • Hypernyms: ↑ulnar nerve, ↑cubital nerve,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Funny bone — As in "it tickled my funny bone." When the elbow is bumped, the ulnar nerve running past the elbow is stimulated and produces a strange (funny) electric sensation. * * * fun·ny bone fən ē . n the place at the back of the elbow where the …   Medical dictionary

  • funny\ bone — noun 1. the place at the back of the elbow that hurts like electricity when accidentally hit. He hit his funny bone on the arm of the chair. 2. • informal crazy bone Sense of humor; understanding jokes. Her way of telling the story tickled his… …   Словарь американских идиом

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