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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 01:38 PM
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what is the difference between a nerd and a geek?
I am trying to figure out which one i am.
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 01:39 PM
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1. I believe the difference is that geeks have decent social skills, whereas nerds do not.
I consider myself definitely in the "geek" category.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 01:40 PM
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2. then I am a geek too!
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 07:42 PM
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23. No. Geeks are techies, nerds are not. nt
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 02:16 PM
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3. My sense is that nerd is more wonkish & geek is more computerish. I saw
some urban dictionary type definitions a few months ago, will try to find them.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 02:23 PM
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4. I found it!1 A Venn Diagram of all of them.
Warning, the link to it has a risk reaction from my anti-virus software.



**********QUOTE********
Google Search:
http://www.google.com/search?q=definitions+nerd+geek&rl...

http://www.greatwhitesnark.com/2010/03/25/difference-be...

FINALLY: The Difference between Nerd, Dork, and Geek Explained by a Venn Diagram


By Great White Snark | March 25, 2010

To all of you nerds and geeks wholike mehave been unfairly and inaccurately labeled dorks, only to then exhaustively explain the differences among the three to a more-than-skeptical offender, I say:

Youre welcome. This nerd/dork/geek/dweeb Venn diagram should save you a lot of time and frustration in the future.

********UNQUOTE********
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:20 PM
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6. that is a neat geek/ dork diagram
but it is kinda dweebish
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 09:05 PM
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24. Well, what did I - SAY- ?!1 n/t
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 02:25 PM
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5. Geeks bite the heads off chickens.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:22 PM
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7. so? what is wrong wth that?
:hide:
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:25 PM
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9. Hey, it's OK with me.
When the head is gone, the rest of the chicken provides us with yummy chicken-parts.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:23 PM
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8. Maybe this will help:
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:31 PM
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11. I guess that makes me a dweeb
because I am lacking in technological skills,but I am not a socially inept nerd.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:41 PM
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17. I know I'm a "total dweeb"!
:-) :hi:
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Xicano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:30 PM
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10. I think they both make reference to someone who's considered socially a weirdo
but I would say what differentiates them from one another is a nerd would be an egghead who's geekish.

Something like that I guess. Either way it doesn't matter because they're both labels meant to be harmful and I'd never use either one of them on someone. However, if someone used them on me I'd wear it as a badge of pride. It takes away the name caller's power to try and build their ego by attempting to tear me down.



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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:35 PM
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13. words are just words,
but they can cause harm . I was just playing with words with no intent to cause harm .

I am mostly poking fun at my self.
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:32 PM
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12. Geeks are into computers, sci-fi, higher learning...
...whereas nerds are just gooberish social losers.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:36 PM
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14. I love Sci fi and book larnin'
so I am two thirds Geek
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:38 PM
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15. A geek would answer this question with a venn diagram.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 04:40 PM
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16. yes ,
and if Rachel Maddow is a Geek , it should be good enough for us!!
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 05:16 PM
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18. Technical prowess.
I am a nerd aspiring to geekdom.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 05:58 PM
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19. Hmmmmm...


My hubs and I are both geeks. :hi:
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 06:07 PM
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20. A pair of Geeks!
cool! :hi:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 06:33 PM
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21. The number of pens in their breast pocket.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 06:56 PM
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22. and how many Bob Dylan CDs they own!
:hi:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 11:45 PM
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26. I don't think that qualifies as geeky or nerdy.
Kind of hippy-like, maybe....

:hide:

:hi:
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-10 12:09 AM
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29. a nerdy geeky hippie!
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-10 12:11 AM
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30. LOL
:rofl:
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 11:43 PM
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25. Geeks have one or more "eccentric" obsessive interests.
Edited on Sun May-30-10 11:45 PM by Odin2005
Nerds don't necessarily have the obsessiveness.

Basically all us Aspies are geeks by definition! :rofl:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerd
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 11:56 PM
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27. that is an excellent question
as most people feel the labels are interchangeable (most people are neither geeks or nerds). i think a briggs-myers type test is necessary to accurately analyze where one falls on the geek/nerd spectrum. for instance: i am a geek, but i speak nerd. i just don't dress that way ,-)
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jp11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-10 12:03 AM
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28. \/
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