Nimrod originally meant "skillful hunter." It now means dumb because
Bugs Bunny called Elmer Fud... 'nimrod'... it was meant to be sarcasm.
Compute is actually an old word from Latin... 'com' = 'with', 'pute' = 'to think'. ... And you thought Steve Jobs invented it!
Happy as a clam. Why would a clam be happy? The original saying was… “Happy as a clam at high tide.” A safe clam is a happy clam.
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