Friday, November 30, 2007

What is a Nimrod?

Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Better or worse than a douchebag?


elysium said...

I think it's a bit like a choad, but more of a dufus. Here's the definition from Bartelby:

NOUN: 1. also Nimrod A hunter. 2. Informal A person regarded as silly, foolish, or stupid.
After Nimrod. Sense 2, probably from the phrase “poor little Nimrod,” used by the cartoon character Bugs Bunny to mock the hapless hunter Elmer Fudd.

Pretty cool that it goes back to Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny.

As for choad you'll have to look it up on the Urban Dictionary yourself, as it's a bit of a dirty term:

Anonymous said...

It's the nickname of a high school in the U.P. of Michigan. ESPN did a commercial about the small town school a couple of years back.

amarilla said...

A recent wikpedia expedition revealed to me that Nimrod was a proud king and hunter, the king of the first empire after the flood, and the one who commanded the construction of the tower of Babel, which God destroyed because people all spoke one language and were becoming very powerfully aligned against his will. See what can happen when people put their heads together? After the tower fell speech was divided into 72 languages and from then on people had some trouble communicating. What a story! I love wikipedia.

Nimrod was the son of Cush, grandson of Ham. He was the type the band Belle and Sebastian would describe as people who "worship no one but themselves."