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Monday, April 10, 2006

Nerd

Stolen from Kelly:

Pure Nerd
73 % Nerd, 34% Geek, 43% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.

Congratulations!

Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST



OK, I admit it: I DO look up words I don't know. And I'm OK at Trivial Pursuit. Oh, yeah, I've gotten a World Almanac every year since I was 10. Is that so wrong?
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Friend Sarah addresses our cultural obseession with violence, both in our TV programs (CSI/Cold Case-types) and in the news. I have similar feelings about this. We share a particular disdain for alleged newsperson Nancy Whatsherface, who seemed to wallow in the missing-teenage-girl-in-Aruba story. Don't know what's she's up to presently, for when I see her face, I change the channel.

2 comments:

Scott said...

I was the "Modern, Cool Nerd" with over 50% Geek and Nerd. Actually, that sounds about right.

Claire said...

Alas, and unsurprisingly, I am Pure Nerd.

So why ain't I rich?