## Are you a nerd?

Are you a nerd?
The definition from wikipedia:
 Traditionally, a nerd is a very intelligent but lonely and socially awkward person who is fascinated by knowledge, especially science. Beginning in the late 1990s, many nerds on the Internet reclaimed the word nerd as a badge of pride, and began using it as a positive description of any technically competent person, with less implication or focus on social awkwardness. There is currently an ongoing dispute as to whether nerd and geek are synonymous, or if not, as to exactly how they differ.
I think I am a nerd. But I actually have some friends.
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 Blog Entries: 9 Recognitions: Homework Help Science Advisor Never been,never will.But sure,when i'm alone,if i'm not working,i'm sleeping.Do nerds sleep as much as i am...? Daniel. P.S.I don't match this one:"(a nerd is a) very intelligent,..."
 Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus I think I'm a nerd. I read Slashdot, which claims to be news for nerds. But I know my advisor is a nerd for sure...he made the news, for building a coffee bean roaster out of a vintage, '70s popcorn popper, a pair of thermocouples, variacs, 6-digit HP voltmeters and an old DOS computer, running an algorithm that he'd written up for the temperature control. I've never seen caffeine dependence listed as a criterion for nerditude (or is it geekiness?) - that's just wrong.

## Are you a nerd?

 Traditionally, a nerd is a very intelligent but lonely and socially awkward person who is fascinated by knowledge, especially science
Im not a nerd in the sense that i am very intelligent, because im not. But the highlighted part would be true to me, as (i think) Im getting into a deeper and deeper state of despair to say that i have abandoned all of my 'friends'
 Bit this if you can. (No it isn't me)

 Quote by Bladibla Im not a nerd in the sense that i am very intelligent, because im not. But the highlighted part would be true to me, as (i think) Im getting into a deeper and deeper state of despair.
Ditto.
 I am slowly trying to become a nerd: I would say that I am an apprentice to a nerd.
 I consider myself more of an intellectual hippy
 I think I am. Whether I qualify with the intelligence criteria is debatable; I certainly fit the rest of the description. I identify more readily with 'geek' than 'nerd'.
 Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor I think I am a Candidate in Philosophy (C.Phil.) in being nerd. Soon I will obtain the Ph.D. in being nerd and I will have completed the process of transforming myself in such an akward guy. To Daniel I'd say that the process of transformation is unavoidable, wait some time and you'll cross to the dark side with me and those thousands....
 Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor I never have been, and never will be a nerd. I'm a geek!
 Blog Entries: 12 I am not a nerd but I am 26.82446% geek! See the page below to see how much you are! http://www.innergeek.us/
 42.40631 I am lacking in the movies department quite a bit
 I'm a geek, not a nerd. Caffeine dependence is a definite criterion.
 Never thought of myself as a nerd because nerds have negative connotations associated with them. I instead think of myself as a Renissance Woman.

 Quote by Andromeda321 Never thought of myself as a nerd because nerds have negative connotations associated with them. I instead think of myself as a Renissance Woman.

Ummm....so you marry at 14, are subservient to men, and look like the virgin mary?
 Ack, 42.20907% Geekyness, which makes me a Major Geek. It seems to have gotten higher in the past few years...

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