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Friends use[edit]

Is this really the definition? Someone mentioned it to me when we were discussing a co-workers infected elbow (bursitis actually).... Someone told me that it was mentioned on Friends (TV Show) once... Could that be the origin? I can't find any "official" definitions.

The Friends usage is not spelled this way. The term used on that show was the acronym WENUS, which stood for "weekly estimated net(work) usage statistics" and was probably invented for the program as a humorous-sounding acronym. It had nothing to do with elbows. --EncycloPetey 17:48, 21 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

second definition should be included[edit]

Although the "elbow definition" of wenis may not be official, there have been three separate attempts to add this definition. I think this in itself warrants its addition, as it shows it to be in common usage, especially if denoted as a slang term.

It is in fact the extra skin on the outside of the elbow.

Do a quick google of "wenis" and just look at the results. It's a word, and it needs it's own page.

a nursing student told me this: Your Wenis is the Epidermis on the Peripheral Epiphyses Dorsal of your Humerus that means it is the SKIN of your elbow.

  • I'd like to point out that the English language is open to colloquial additions, which often become common terminology. That said, if it a real physical thing, then it must certainly merit an article on Wikipedia. Once someone succeeds in making Wikipedia:Wenis (body part), then it merits an entry, here. Also, just because you can put scientific terms together does not mean that the word you use to describe them is correct. For instance, I could say that the deoxyribonucleic acids of Australopithecus was especially prone to transception with pyrus communis, but that doesn't mean that early humans often talk to pears with their DNA. Supuhstar (talk) 21:48, 12 March 2012 (UTC)Reply
Nope. We don't count Wikipedia for attestation. What we go by is people actually using the term, as documented in durably-archived sources over more than a year. It doesn't matter what someone says on the talk page- if it's not in use in the real world, it doesn't merit inclusion here, period. See WT:CFI for more details. Chuck Entz (talk) 05:18, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

For what it's worth, I just tried looking up Wenis after observing the term being used on a discovery channel show called Dude, You're Screwed ( episode: embrace the suck, 2013). The guy tried to propel himself on a skateboard with a tank of nitrous under his arm, and he fell. He said, " ow. I hurt my Wenis!" I asked what that meant and my great friend John said, "It's his elbow." I believed him, but I wanted to is debatable whether it merits it's own page, but it was used on TV...  ;-).

If you can find three independent and durably archived cites separated by at least a year, then we can create an entry. Dbfirs 11:05, 8 April 2014 (UTC)Reply


The elbow skin definition is a myth. ΠΑΕ.ΠΑΟΚ ₯ 23:53, 24 March 2009 (UTC) Some myths get blown out of the water and into light.Reply

It looks like the definition has become true through public perception.

People are still adding it. Sigh. Equinox 18:22, 28 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

On Etymology[edit]

Perhaps it is based off of a backwards spelling of sinew ,a word related to bones and ligaments? Moose moose moose moose moose (talk) 16:48, 3 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

I doubt that an ancient Egyptian word, from before the English language and alphabet existed, is based on an English word spelled backwards. Equinox 18:28, 3 May 2019 (UTC)Reply
How can you be so sure that that's the correct etymology? Moose moose moose moose moose (talk) 01:13, 4 May 2019 (UTC)Reply