lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Mon Nov 27 17:13:41 UTC 2000
> From: Beverly Flanigan <flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU>
> Ditto for Minnesota. But in southern Ohio I only hear "funny bone" for
> both elbow and amusing stuff.
> At 09:53 AM 11/26/00 -0800, you wrote:
> >Same here, growing up in Portland, OR. I can't recall anyone using "funny
> >bone" for the elbow.
> >maberry at u.washington.edu
> >On Sun, 26 Nov 2000, sagehen wrote:
> > > >Groing up in the west (N. Cal) the elbow was always a "crazy bone". The
> > > >"funny bone" was what got tickled when you heard something amusing and
> > > >laughed, eg: "Bob and Ray really tickle my funnybone!"
> > > >
> > > >Ray Ott
> > > ----------
> > > Same here, growing up in Nebraska in the thirties & forties. ( Had to wait
> > > a couple of decades for the effect of Bob & Ray!)
> > > A. Murie
I'd never heard of 'crazy bone' before this exchange. I'm wondering if there's
perhaps a generational divide on this.
Lynne, who knows Bob ("Bob and Ray") Elliot only as Chris Elliot's father...
Dr M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH
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