I’m sure we all know a few. The word “nimrod” actually means “skillful hunter” and comes from Nimrod, the great-grandson of Noah, one of the most powerful biblical kings. It sounds like a compliment, right? So when did it come to mean an inept person? During the golden age of US animation, Bugs Bunny called Elmer Fudd a nimrod in an episode of Looney Tunes – which is kind of like calling your friend “Einstein” after they say something dumb. Bugs’ sarcasm just stuck.