NIMROD

PRONUNCIATION: (NIM-rod)

MEANING: noun:
1. A stupid person.
2. A hunter.

ETYMOLOGY: In the Bible, Nimrod was a hunter and Noahs great-grandson. Its not clear how the sense of the word transferred from a hunter to a stupid person, but the new sense was popularized in the Bugs Bunny cartoons when Bugs Bunny called rabbit-hunting Elmer Fudd as Poor little Nimrod. Earliest documented use for sense 1: 1933, for sense 2: 1623. Even earlier, the first recorded use in English is from 1548, in a now-obsolete sense as a tyrant.

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NIMROAD - what you drive on to visit the rats (well, I suppose technically there should be an H in it, too )

AIMROD - a sighting device to assist in pointing a moderately large telescope at its desired target