Talk:Ulnar nerve

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Why It's Called the Funny Bone[edit]

It's only dubbed the 'Funny Bone' because people usually laugh at the reaction of the 'victim'.

Citation needed. -- (talk) 09:32, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Funny Bone?[edit]

Isn't it the funny bone because if you hit it right it tingles? Perhaps thats how it got its latin name? The current article is kind of saying that the funny bone is named the funny bone because its the funny bone (just in latin)... isn't it? ---Eean 08:19, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Also, the description of the sensory innervation is technically incorrect.

The ulnar nerve provides sensory innervation to the MEDIAL fingers of the hand. The default anatomic position of the hand is supination, making the thumb the lateral most finger, not the small finger of the hand. As written, one must assume that the hand is pronated, as if you were looking at the back of your hand. But in anatomy, that is not the convention. ---KingOfLego 23 Oct 2005

  • I'm not convinced that the use of funny bone is ironic. Funny can mean peculiar which would certainly fit the description of the feeling one gets when one hits the nerve. We British are always accusing Americans of failing to understand irony, often unfairly, but I think I'd be justified on this occasion. --bodnotbod 18:47, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
I'm not an American!  :-) The meaning of irony has evolved to include a meaning of "incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs." But I can see what you mean about funny-peculiar ... Ppe42 22:26, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
It use to be called the Crazy bone. But becaomse Humerous (sp) (the arm bone) looks like humourous (again, sp) it was called funny bone. I read this in a book once, i'm not sure teh source. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:30, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Mild pain?[edit]

I have hit my funny bone really really hard and there's nothing funny about it. It is very painful, one time i just nicked by rolling my arm across the edge, like the nerve just slid from the table and went over the edge, it was unbelievably painful and my hand went numb for an hour. My point is it isn't always a mild pain, maybe that should be changed. TostitosAreGross 13:38, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Mild pain from a mild impact, though.

the ONLY exposed nerve?[edit]

Surely it's the LARGEST exposed nerve, or somesuch thing. If it were the only exposed nerve we'd all be suffering from complete ataxia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:54, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

This appears to have been changed to 'largest unprotected nerve'. -- (talk) 09:34, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

Why are there so many External Links linking to SUNY Figs pages?Chimchar monferno (talk) 02:43, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Funny bone[edit]

LOL it's not funny when you really catch it and your arm goes dead for like 5 minutes lol86.183.207.198 (talk) 00:42, 3 September 2010 (UTC)


Could perhaps a picture of a real human be used to show where the funny bone is located? It could better describe where it is located. —Preceding unsigned comment added by LeMasterC (talkcontribs) 01:17, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

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