given nameand sometimes a surname.
Elmer was derived initially as a surname from the
Old English"aethel (noble)" and "maer (famous)". It was first adopted as a given name in the 19th Century, most popularly in the United States.Fact|date=February 2008
Elmer Drew Merrill, an American botanist
* [http://elmerone.hyves.nl/ Elmer J.] : Dj of the [http://datding.hyves.nl/ DatDing! Dj Team] in the Netherlands, Europe. Hip-Hop and R&B DJ / Producer
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, the title character in a series children's picture books by David McKee
*Elmer, a fictional bull, "husband" of
Elsie the Cow
Elmer Fudd, a Looney Tunes character
*Elmer Elephant, the titular character of a "
Silly Symphonies" short
amateur radioculture, an "Elmer" is a person who teaches and nurtures the neophyte amateur radio operator. [The term first appeared in the March, 1971 issue of " QST" magazine's "How's DX" column by Rod Newkirk, W9BRD (now also VA3ZBB). Newkirk called them "the unsung fathers of Amateur Radio." While he probably was not trying to coin a term at the time, here's how Newkirk introduced "Elmer" in his column and, as it turned out, to the rest of the amateur radio world: "Too frequently one hears a sad story in this little nutshell: 'Oh, I almost got a ticket, too, but Elmer, W9XYZ, moved away and I kind of lost interest.'" Newkirk went on to say, "We need those Elmers. All the Elmers, including the ham who took the most time and trouble to give you a push toward your license, are the birds who keep this great game young and fresh."]
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