Friday, January 20, 2012

Nimrod and flu-like symptoms?

This past Wednesday night, Zach called us as he drove home from church. He usually calls the house phone, you know the one attached to the wall  and  hardly rings anymore, because everyone now has a phone on our hip. Karlie says, why does he call the home phone when we would answer quicker if he called  a cell. I said, beats me. She said something like does he think we're amish or something....I chuckle and think yeah,...those amish love those landline phones in their homes. BUT I digress from the story. He called to say how he had the chills, he felt feverish, he ached all over, and was just miserable, and would dad please get him some wonton soup, and help him get his guitar and stuff out of the car when he got home.

A photo of Zach when he was a little under the weather

SO, he came in all miserable, wanting blankets etc. I said how did you make it at church, How did you lead worship in this state? I asked, why didn't you just come home? He said, Well, mom, I had a responsibility. Apparently he waited till getting home to totally let his guard down, and act as bad as he felt.  Karlie said why is he acting like that? I said, he feels bad.

So, Dad, helped him with his stuff, and got him some won ton soup. Zach was afraid Jolie would eat it all up, she's all about noodles, not only chinese noodles, but she's pretty partial to Progresso chicken noodle soup as well. She did have to have her own little taste of his soup.

Karlie said he better not give me this sickness...and what do you know, but 2 mornings later she has it. She feels miserable, wants the blanket, etc...and Zach seems to be feeling fine except his voice is not back to normal yet.

 So, now Karlie is calling Zach a NIMROD, for giving her his sickness. I decided to look up Nimrod. I thought it was someone in the Bible and I wanted to know exactly what that name meant. So having a homeschooling teachable moment, I looked it up and this is what the Urban dictionary has to say. I think Karlie likes the #2 definition, but the #1 definition is nicer...


1. A mighty hunter. Now chiefly used in this sense outside the United States.
2. A slow-witted person.

The Bible ONLY mentions that Nimrod was a son of Cush, the founder of Babylon, and a mighty hunter. Curiously enough, attests definition 2 to have derived from a Looney Toons episode, wherein Bugs Bunny mocks his adversary, the hunter Elmer Fudd, calling him a "poor little Nimrod". Warner Brothers' Looney Toons cartoons were not written for children, but for literate adults, and often contained literary references children would not understand. Younger generations, mostly illiterate, and having little or no Bible knowledge not gleaned from their moronic parents and half-wit talk radio hosts, probably misunderstood the comment as being a general insult describing the slow-witted Fudd.
Probably from the phrase “poor little Nimrod,” used by the cartoon character Bugs Bunny to mock the hapless hunter Elmer Fudd.

I thought that was an interesting, especially the part about children being illiterate and not knowing the Bible to understand why Elmer Fudd was called a Nimrod. 
Well, there has been a little sniffly, sneezing, and  achy feelings going on around here, but there are no Nimrod symptoms here.

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