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You may think I'm a drone,
Some say I'm a rumour,
But near to a murder,
I've no sense of humour.

When I'm at a road,
You'll notice a bird,
Some fashionable jargon
From me and a word.

At the head of marines,
You may see me trim,
With a unit of distance,
From an actor, named Tim.

I count in fives,
As part of a game,
But two is my number,
A household name.

Who/what am I?
In your answer, please explain each line of the riddle.

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  • $\begingroup$ Lines 3-4 and 15-16 gave me a possible answer, but I can't make it fit very well with the rest ... $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 26 at 10:30
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I think you are a

BUZZ

You may think I'm a drone,

If you hear a buzz, you may think of say a male bee

Some say I'm a rumour,

Buzz is gossip or rumour.

But near to a murder, I've no sense of humour.

A buzz kill stops the fun.

When I'm at a road, You'll notice a bird,

The buzzard, buzz at a Rd.

Some fashionable jargon, From me and a word.

A buzzword is jargon, popular in some circles.

At the head of marines,You may see me trim,

Marines have buzzcuts which are close-cropped hair styles.

With a unit of distance, From an actor, named Tim.

Tim Allen voiced Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story.

I count in fives,As part of a game,

Fizz Buzz can be write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100 and for multiples of 3 print Fizz instead, and for the multiples of 5 print Buzz.

But two is my number, A household name.

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon.

Title: Career Full of Excitement

Buzz is excitement

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  • $\begingroup$ Drone probably means people droning on something, like a teacher droning on in class. It can also be defined as a 'buzz' $\endgroup$ – UnidentifiedX Mar 26 at 13:24
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    $\begingroup$ Great work Tom! For the first line I was thinking along the lines of what UnidentifiedX said but your explanation works just as well. Also for the first line in the last paragraph this is also a children's game as well as being a programming task (with the same idea). $\endgroup$ – hexomino Mar 26 at 14:22

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