Posted by ESC on October 25, 2002
In Reply to: Getting whacked posted by paulus on October 24, 2002
: : : : : BIBLE BUMP - A bump on a hand (a cyst?) that will disappear if whacked by a large book - like the Bible. This wasn't part of the workshop. Someone mentioned this at lunch. Gruesome.
: : This was on the top of her hand and poked up in a little peak. I'll have to call her and ask, "What was that thing again?" She's a native of Texas by the way. Thought I'd add that for the record.
: Could it be a growth/lump caused by a burst vein or artery in the hand resulting from the blow by the Bible? The poor crushed vein had no choice but to burst and then pool into a bump.
I asked my friend and she said it was a cyst. (But it was really WEIRD looking.)And she was thrilled that it was being discussed on Phrase Finder. She was. Really.