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As the current Wikipedia article states:
- "By its nature, the blunderbuss is not a very precise weapon."
- "The blunderbuss has become a byword for inaccurate marksmanship in any field, and the word itself has also come to mean a clumsy or stupid person."
However, there's another side to it:
- "A blunderbuss can fire multiple rounds simultaneously, and generally discharges its entire load at once."
- "It was more effective when the goal was not to hit a specific target, but rather any one of multiple targets."
So the name carries the double meaning:
I'm generally not very articulate, but when I come through, it's in a big way.