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Old 04-26-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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lol i just noticed today (slow i know) that apparently being a 'nerd' or 'geek' is unanymously a bad thing (apparently). i very much disagree with this. IF you've ever heard the Weird al yankovic song 'white and nerdy' you know what im talking about ^_^. that song basically sums me up...other than the bubblewrap thing

but, do you think being a 'nerd' is a bad thing? or the contrary?
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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Yeah, the word "nerd" was created to insult a particular segment of the population, much like the other "n word". However, it has also come to be used as a term of endearment or solidarity among nerds.
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We prefer the term Intellectual Badass.
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In the UK geek is the far more popular term. Of course it can be used as an insult, but it's far more commonly used as a self-branded term amongst my group!
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im having a competition with a friend to see who is the biggest nerd. havent figured out how to score it yet though :S
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There is a book called Geek by Jon Katz. It is a short read and explains the evolution of geeks to the word itself meaning a positive thing. The book is lower level reading, but IMO is a great book for any nerdy person to read.
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heres a foot note - i now have intellectual badass in my IM name ^_^

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Actually from where I am from in NY, most people think highly of nerds.
The "bad" term would be Geek here.
If one is smart and has a social life: Nerd.
If one is smart but does not have social life: Geek.

BTW Superman, Intellectual Badass xD HA! I'm so stealing that
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Actually from where I am from in NY, most people think highly of nerds.
The "bad" term would be Geek here.
If one is smart and has a social life: Nerd.
If one is smart but does not have social life: Geek.

BTW Superman, Intellectual Badass xD HA! I'm so stealing that
you're late mate ive already nicked it
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I always say, it's the nerds that will have to corporate desk jobs/engineers/high paying jobs, and the others who will be working under them... sometimes way under them...
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