Sunday, March 28, 2010

As Funny as a Stick in the Eye

Thanks to Robert Benchley Society Vice-Chairman Christopher Morgan for passing this on--

"The word humor comes from humorem, the Latin word for fluid, and originally had as much to do with funny as the aqueous and vitreous humors of the eye. Nothing funny there at all, except the Canal of Schlemm which, as you can see by looking at the diagram, I’m not making up."


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