Date: Sat, 5 Feb 1994 21:49:02 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Sluff & Nimrod Jan Brunvand at U of Utah (Salt Lake City) tells me that his students are currently using 'nimrod' as a synonym for nerd, wuss, dork, etc. They didn't know the word has biblical connections or might have other meanings. I'm not particularly collecting data on this item, but others might be (e.g., Connie Eble) and would want to know of its use elsewhere. Jan also tells me that in the public schools kids "sluff" school -- none of that hooky stuff. And the school bulletins use this term in discussing school policy. Known elsewhere? Widespread? (I don't keep up with the modern world and don't know these modren terms.) Brunvand is the urban legend specialist. Choking Doberman etc. DMLance