In the Bible, “Nimrod” is a mighty hunter and a King. But Bugs Bunny called Elmer Fudd a nimrod, sarcastically. This led to a generation of kids thinking Nimrod is a synonym for idiot or moron.

In the Bible, “Nimrod” is a mighty hunter and a King. But Bugs Bunny called Elmer Fudd a nimrod, sarcastically. This led to a generation of kids thinking Nimrod is a synonym for idiot or moron.

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A painting of Nimrod
Nimrod

This happened in 1940 in a cartoon short titled “A Wild Hare”. As a sarcastic reply to Fudd’s skills as a hunter, Bugs Bunny called his nemesis Elmer Fudd a “poor little nimrod”. 

Most kids were not aware of Nimrod’s biblical reference and the sarcasm did not strike them. 

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