Funny Bone

The resemblance of “humerus” to “humorous” has, aside from fueling the inevitable puns, almost certainly perpetuated the use of “funny-bone,” but most uses of the term today are in a figurative sense, using “funny-bone” to mean “sense of humor” (“Tickling golf’s funny bone at the US Open,” USA Today, 6/15/11).

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