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Cisco 08-17-2001 03:52 AM

That spot right above where your collar bones and sternum come together, what is that called?

kaylasdad99 08-17-2001 04:08 AM

Well, on the off chance that it doesn't have one yet, may I suggest "Hickey Ground Zero"?

kaylasdad99 08-17-2001 04:10 AM

oh, poop
 
Quote:

Originally posted by kaylasdad99
Well, on the off chance that it doesn't have one (a name) yet, may I suggest "Hickey Ground Zero"?
Sorry.

MEBuckner 08-17-2001 04:16 AM

You mean the "hollow of the throat"? The closest thing to a fancy-shmancy medical name I can find for it is the jugular notch, AKA the suprasternal notch.

warmgun 08-17-2001 04:23 AM

Cravation (rose) petal - after a woman's anatomy.

Larry Mudd 08-17-2001 05:01 AM

lacus lacrimae, ("Lake of Tears",) because that's where they pool when one is in morose repose.

Second only to mons venus for poetic anatomical terms, in my considered opinion.

Stellablue 08-17-2001 10:27 AM

Have you been watching The English Patient?

Cisco 08-17-2001 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Stellablue
Have you been watching The English Patient?
No, a Mel Brooks movie actually. Leslie Neilson tells a girl she has a beautiful [some long double-word]. She asks what that is and he points to that spot and says "that thing." I'm wondering what exactly he said and if that's the correct term for it.

Larry Mudd 08-17-2001 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Stellablue
Have you been watching The English Patient?
I remember it from the novel. Did it actually make it into the film?

Stellablue 08-17-2001 11:02 PM

Yes, Larry it is in the film. Have you not seen it? It is wonderful, almost as good as the book. In parts it is as good. Rent it and let me know what you think.

Cisco, what movie was it that you were speaking of?

kinoons 08-17-2001 11:50 PM

according to "human anatomy and physiology" 4th ed it is the jugular notch

VitrolicBump 08-18-2001 01:37 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Cisco
Quote:

Originally posted by Stellablue
Have you been watching The English Patient?
No, a Mel Brooks movie actually. Leslie Neilson tells a girl she has a beautiful [some long double-word]. She asks what that is and he points to that spot and says "that thing." I'm wondering what exactly he said and if that's the correct term for it.

:D This is exactly what I thought of as soon as I read the OP.

kaylasdad99 08-18-2001 02:05 AM

Just a nitpick:

I don't think Mel Brooks actually produced or directed any of the Leslie Neilson-acting-like-a doofus movies (Airplane! movies, The Naked Gun franchise, Mr. Magoo, Mafia!, and Repossessed are the ones that spring to mind -- oh, and that spy one -- anyway, Brooks, was not involved in any of those projects).

Cisco 08-18-2001 02:17 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by kaylasdad99
Just a nitpick:

I don't think Mel Brooks actually produced or directed any of the Leslie Neilson-acting-like-a doofus movies (Airplane! movies, The Naked Gun franchise, Mr. Magoo, Mafia!, and Repossessed are the ones that spring to mind -- oh, and that spy one -- anyway, Brooks, was not involved in any of those projects).

None except Dracula, Dead and Loving it!

:D

Cisco 08-18-2001 10:17 PM

Sorry to bump this but someone knows the answer, I'm sure. I just gotta know!

Neurodoc 08-19-2001 02:30 AM

The sternal notch
 
That's what it's called.

TheLoadedDog 08-19-2001 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Larry Mudd

Second only to mons venus for poetic anatomical terms, in my considered opinion.

That always sounds to me like something Neil Armstrong should be standing on.

Xael 10-20-2010 08:48 PM

Ucipital Mapilary is a fictional term for supraternal notch ( fossa jugularis sternalis) coined by Samson Raphaelson for the Alfred Hitchcock movie 'Suspicion'.

Coined so that Cary Grant's character could poke that sensual part Joan Fontaine's character's neck... Being a very intelligent woman he had to fool her by making up a word so he could touch her beautiful jugular notch and keep her from buttoning up her shirt is my guess.

Mel Brooks's movie 'Dracula: Dead and Loving It' quotes Ucipital Mapilary when Leslie Nielsen's character (Dracula) can't stop staring at Lysette Anthony's character Lucy's neck.

Though I thought he was making up a reason to stare at her cleavage...

Lucy
" Count Dracula?"

Count Dracula
" I'm sorry my dear but you have such a lovely Ucipital Mapilary."

Lucy
"What's that?"

Count Dracula
"This."

--- Count Dracula pokes her jugular notch ---

*Note: The term Lacus Lacrimalis is a reference for were tears pool in the eye not the neck. Cravat is a neck covering not a name for a neck - the word comes from to quote Wikipedia a corrupt French word for "Hr̀vāt" Croatian for Croat (Croatian for someone who is Croatian).

statsman1982 10-20-2010 08:53 PM

Wow. Does this thread have the distinction of being the oldest zombie on the board? If not, I'd think it would have to be in the top 5.

Larry Mudd 10-20-2010 09:18 PM

Well, that takes me back.

Cisco 10-20-2010 09:35 PM

I just came across this by chance. Weird. I distinctly remember starting this thread. And Xael's answer is right, hah.

samclem 10-20-2010 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by statsman1982 (Post 13048171)
Wow. Does this thread have the distinction of being the oldest zombie on the board? If not, I'd think it would have to be in the top 5.

Almost certainly not in the top 5.

KarlGauss 10-21-2010 05:17 AM

The Sternal Notch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Neurodoc (Post 1524490)
The Sternal Notch

That's what it's called.

In 34 years in the business, this is the only term I've heard used.

staylang 10-06-2017 04:12 PM

The correct answer
 
The indenation, exclusively on women, at the bass of the throat "the hollow" is called

THE SUPRASTERNAL NOTCH NOT the Sternal NOTCH

MEBuckner - was CORRECT!!! Hope this
helps!!!

running coach 10-06-2017 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by staylang (Post 20522758)
The indenation, exclusively on women, at the bass of the throat "the hollow" is called

THE SUPRASTERNAL NOTCH NOT the Sternal NOTCH

MEBuckner - was CORRECT!!! Hope this
helps!!!

Looks like goes by several names.
Quote:

jugular notch of sternum [TA]
the large notch in the superior margin of the sternum.
Synonym(s): incisura jugularis sternalis [TA], suprasternal notch ☆ , interclavicular notch, presternal notch, sternal notch

icantdraw 10-06-2017 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by samclem (Post 13048765)
Almost certainly not in the top 5.

Maybe now?

running coach 10-06-2017 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by icantdraw (Post 20522845)
Maybe now?

Nope, there's been a number from 1999.

eburacum45 10-07-2017 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarlGauss (Post 13049175)
In 34 years in the business, this is the only term I've heard used.

Ah, so you're a vampire?

Clothahump 10-07-2017 10:17 AM

Jugular notch. A primo target in pressure point control tactics.

Leo Bloom 10-07-2017 03:29 PM

Where the necklace goes.

MEBuckner 10-11-2017 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by staylang (Post 20522758)
MEBuckner - was CORRECT!!! Hope this
helps!!!

Ha! At last! At long last! I am vindicated!


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