Sorry for the typo! and thank you for the reply.What's "mousel"?
You can pull a muscle when you are playing sports, or (very unlikely) dancing too hard at a disco. Yes, it means to strain a muscle.
Thanks, cirrus, for the extra catch.There's another layer of irony - pulling eg at a disco or party - is the process of finding a new partner too.
Thanks, queso.Ah, good job Cirrus, I didn't pick that up. I guess that's slang we don't use here.
Normally, dandelion, we just say "I got a cramp in my leg" (for example).
Thanks, Tabac, for the explanation.They aren't the same thing. I'm no physician, so I can't really explain it other than that a cramp is easily worked out, where a pulled muscle requires time to heal.
Thanks, GreenWhiteBlue, for the impressive analysis.Quiet one, you are clearly reading some book that has jokes built around plays on words, or puns, or double meanings.
Since "mussel" (a shellfish) and "muscle" (as in the human body) are pronouned identically, and since "pulled" can mean wrench a part of the body uncomfortably, or find a partner at a disco, the joke here is built around the absurd concept of a "seafood disco" where you can either "pull a mussel" (find a shellfish to be your dance partner) or "pull a muscle" (hurt yourself through overly vigrous dancing.)