4 thoughts on “November 3, 2015

  1. Right. Nimrod does not mean “idiot”. The misconception comes from a Bugs Bunny cartoon. At one point Elmer Fudd is hunting Bugs and Bugs calls him a Little Nimrod. Most people, not knowing their Bible, thought he was calling Fudd an idiot instead of being sarcastic and calling him a mighty hunter.

    • Thanks for the reference Duane! My grandmother was religious so I knew what Nimrod meant but not how it became a (supposed) insult. Didn’t get a TV ’til I was 29 and was too old to be interested in ‘toons by then.

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