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JD32 Oklahoma
01/19/13 3:37 pm

Lol I know right?

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EarlyBird Portland
01/19/13 3:36 pm

Back in my day, nerds were the opposite of being cool. I was way to cool to be a nerd.
These days, I'm not cool enough to be a nerd.
Life is cruel.

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JD32 Oklahoma
01/19/13 3:35 pm

But I guess there's some crazy "nerd movement" going on in the schools??? Where was that when I was in school? I hated football lol

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JD32 Oklahoma
01/19/13 3:34 pm

Oh come on, almost everyone is a nerd. Some just care more about their social standing than others. You can't tell me that the nuances of scientific discovery and philosophical debate don't intrigue everybody to some extent...to the point of getting nerdly excited about something

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EarlyBird Portland
01/19/13 3:28 pm

If you use a washcloth in the shower, you're still in the minority.

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EarlyBird Portland
01/19/13 3:27 pm

You nerds speak a different language

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EarlyBird Portland
01/19/13 3:23 pm

Socially awkward?
A true nerd is socially awkward :)

praetorianus65
01/19/13 3:18 pm

It's been a while since I last studied ta' Hol but one of my favorite Klingon proverbs is:
Hoch 'ebmey tIjon.
(capture all opportunities, also known in Latin as carpe diem - seize the day).

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EarlyBird Portland
01/19/13 3:17 pm

Zman - they are all explained close to the beginning of the thread

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EarlyBird Portland
01/19/13 3:15 pm

Clairvoyant nerd?

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FreeBird1
01/19/13 3:10 pm

Or know how to use an OS that is designed to pander to the technologically retarded.

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MNchallenger Minneapolis
01/19/13 3:05 pm

Those stupid people who think there nerds just because they wear glasses

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KathrynRose
01/19/13 3:05 pm

I did not hesitate a single nanosecond before pressing 'yes'.

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zman117 Ohio
01/19/13 3:01 pm

And I forgot dork. What is the difference between a dork, nerd, and geek?

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Crawdaddy11 former LEGEND of FIRSTS
01/19/13 3:00 pm

But have you kissed a girl?

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vandykes
01/19/13 3:00 pm

Wow... Nice. I may change mine to no. :)

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RJ1969 SoCal
01/19/13 2:58 pm

I speak Klingon.

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RJ1969 SoCal
01/19/13 2:58 pm

My collection of Devo albums is unprecedented.

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RJ1969 SoCal
01/19/13 2:57 pm

I have ST: TNG....on tape!

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RJ1969 SoCal
01/19/13 2:57 pm

I know access codes to the Zion mainframe.

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RJ1969 SoCal
01/19/13 2:56 pm

Definitely YES!

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praetorianus65
01/19/13 2:51 pm

Idiot enough to like your post ;)

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c2alife Long Island
01/19/13 2:48 pm

That's funny!

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maxums
01/19/13 2:46 pm

I am a geek not a nerd there is a difference

tokala
01/19/13 2:45 pm

Yeah, I'm the one people liked to copy from on tests and I am socially awkward. Oh, and I'm obsessive. Definitely 100% Nerdy.

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SanuMaya
01/19/13 2:42 pm

mimbulus mimbletonia.

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Burntwaffle VA Politics and Pie
01/19/13 2:32 pm

Wow, i was just about to request this question.

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onthenine Da Burg
01/19/13 2:30 pm

Confused Hipsters. That's what a lot of you are. Or at least that is how you are explaining yourselves.

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zman117 Ohio
01/19/13 2:29 pm

I've never really understood the difference between a geek and a nerd

zman117 Ohio
01/19/13 2:27 pm

Im probably a nerd simply based on how often I am on show of hands.

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EmpHadrian
01/19/13 2:21 pm

Yes! DFTBA!

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cshuey1 Pennsylvania
01/19/13 2:20 pm

actually you're more of an idiot

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EarlyBird Portland
01/19/13 2:12 pm

Yep, you qualify!
:-)

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Vincere Seattle
01/19/13 1:56 pm

Yeah, nerd culture has really broken out into the mainstream in the last few decades. "Nerd" used to have a much more negative connotation. Now people tend to define "nerd" as "intelligent, tech savvy, and socially deviant". They watch a Marvel movie, buy an iPhone, and call themselves a nerd.

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TransAm
01/19/13 1:52 pm

I'm more of a nerd then I am of a jock.

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praetorianus65
01/19/13 1:47 pm

Absolutely nerd central and geek.
When I read an obit I usually think "why don't they just respawn?"

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susanr Colorado
01/19/13 1:41 pm

I don't think i fit the definition, but there's definitely something off about me. I used to be rather intelligent (not so much now). Shy, socially awkward. Into technology but I just want it to work & be pleasant to use; I don't want to *make* it work myself or be oblivious to beauty. Science geek.

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readhp1008 Hogwarts
01/19/13 1:19 pm

Nerds are people who are allowed to obsess over the small things, be intelligent and not care about the latest star gossip. They can be themselves because they don't want or need to feel validated by society.

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readhp1008 Hogwarts
01/19/13 1:17 pm

Doctor who and Sherlock. *does happy dance*

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FreeBird1
01/19/13 1:15 pm

I have a hard time believing 50% of the US population consists of nerds.
Beautiful,
popular,
posers.

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FreeBird1
01/19/13 1:03 pm

Popular people like to think that they're nerds when they're not.

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kellyw The Mississippi Delta
01/19/13 1:01 pm

Other people would probably call me a nerd, if that helps.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
01/19/13 12:56 pm

If a boy nerd marries a girl nerd where's the baby gonna come from?

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