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The Topic:
Nerds and geeks.

The Question:
 Cantatrix

This isn't about cuteness or relationships! Really!
I'm just wondering, what's the difference between a nerd and a geek? I've called myself each at times, but I'm not really sure.

Responses:
 Lester Knight Chaykin

I was JUST thinking about that. It seems like how suddenly, overnight, the word "nerd" is back. Back in the old days (meaning 1995 or so) we all shuddered at being called "nerd", and insisted on "geek".

 Lester Knight Chaykin

But then "geek" started taking on too many weird connotations. For one thing, slashdot started making geeks look like dorks. And geeks started getting a reputation for being arrogant and rude.

 Lester Knight Chaykin

So we're back to nerd. Nerd is quieter, less in your face. You can say things like "Sure, I'm a nerd, but it's not all I am."

With "geek", all you can say is "hi im a geek wana see my anime colection?"

Britney Spears  

All you geeks and nerds and dorks are so weird!

 Lester Knight Chaykin

In conclusion, we are a people of contrasts.


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