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Posted: 27 May 2018 06:40 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I could have sworn it was Bugs

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Posted: 27 May 2018 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Fascinating, thanks for the more complicated and interesting history!

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Posted: 27 May 2018 11:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Interesting entry. Many sites on the net, including the Nimrod Wikipedia article, refer to Bugs Bunny as popularizing the modern usage. None of them have corroborative evidence. The three works, for instance, cited as sources in the wiki footnotes for the Bugs Bunny connection are again simple assertions without citing a particular cartoon. I think this is one of the rare occasions where Daffy has the best of Bugs.

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Posted: 27 May 2018 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Oh ho ho ho, duck hunters is da cwaziest peoples! Ha ha ha.

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Posted: 27 May 2018 08:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Previous discussion
http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/forums/viewthread/5410/

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Posted: 28 May 2018 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Earlier sarcastic uses of “nimrod” are pretty easy to turn up in any historical newspaper database.  A quick search shows the headline “Nimrod Shoots Hole in Craft; Rows for Shore” from the San Diego Union of October 19, 1922.  And so on.  It is interesting, however, that it was Daffy, not Bugs who said it.  This would serve as a good illustration of quotes being reassigned to more famous individuals.

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Posted: 28 May 2018 10:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Two even more previous discussions:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/wordoriginsorg/nimrod-t7809.html

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/wordoriginsorg/nimrod-t5097.html

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Posted: 28 May 2018 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Richard Hershberger - 28 May 2018 10:17 AM

This would serve as a good illustration of quotes being reassigned to more famous individuals.

careful, Daffy’s lawyers may be reading and preparing a defamation lawsuit…

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Posted: 29 May 2018 04:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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In the UK, of course, most people who associated the word Nimrod with anything would associate it with Elgar rather than Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny: the ‘Enigma Variation’ Elgar called ‘Nimrod’ being named for his friend Alfred Jaeger.

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Posted: 29 May 2018 09:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Dr. Techie - 28 May 2018 10:19 AM

Two even more previous discussions:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/wordoriginsorg/nimrod-t7809.html

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/wordoriginsorg/nimrod-t5097.html

Thank you for those, Doc. Such a pleasure to read the rebbe’s posts again.

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Posted: 30 May 2018 08:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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zythophile - 29 May 2018 04:04 AM

In the UK, of course, most people who associated the word Nimrod with anything would associate it with Elgar rather than Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny: the ‘Enigma Variation’ Elgar called ‘Nimrod’ being named for his friend Alfred Jaeger.

Or a large submarine hunting military jet, based on the venerable Comet

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