nerd vs geek

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Are you....

A Nerd
A Geek
A Dork
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nerd vs geek

Postby cyber » Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:30 pm

Webster Defines Geeks as:

Geek n. A person who has chosen concentration rather than conformity; one who pursues skill (especially technical skill) and imagination, not mainstream social acceptance. Geeks usually have a strong case of neophilia.

Nerds as:
Pejorative applied to anyone with an above-average IQ and few gifts at small talk and ordinary social rituals.

and Dorks as:
A dull stupid fatuous person.


This is a run on from the recent Nerd Vs Geek debate, which is covered under the wiki for nerd. Anyway this is my theory.

A geek is someone who is articulately passionate about a particular subject but where that subject does not unduly lessen his chances of gettin' some sweeeeeet.

A nerd is one who cannot articulate their passion and the chosen subject is boring to most, and therefore does reduce their chances.

For example, a geek is an enthusiast whose passion for say computers does not necessarily impinge on his ability to commence sexual relations with another person.

Where a nerd whose keen interest for calculus and inability to express that interest clearly does.

Sure some subjects will waver from geek to nerd in interest. For example in the early days before normal people used computers you were a nerd if you liked computers. Now, not so much. Ditto computer games. Nerd if you played Zork or Ultima III. Now not at all.

Basically if the chicks dig a subject as well then chances are you're not a nerd but a geek. But things like collecting train time tables will always be nerdy.

to summarise, i believe that a geek is a person who has the skills of a nerd, but the ability to socialise with people who are not of their social peers and also have the technical and social interest that appeals to a majority......

whereas a nerd is a person who, albeit skilled in knowledge and hobbies, is inept at socialising with people outside of their social peers and has difficult maintaining a friendship or relationship due to the barriers of their social ineptitude.

In this thread i am using sexual relations as a basis of social aptitude, as many of us here are male and adolescent and would relate to that better than most other things. Of course, if you read my above comments you will see that this thread is a gross generalisation for socialism.

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Postby AntiVirus » Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:28 pm

I haven't read it all but it seems that I'm something between geek and nerd
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Postby cyber » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:19 pm

just read the summary - thats what its there for :P
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Postby alien :o » Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:40 am

i'm neither and unless computers are somehow related to ur job and ur still a geek/nerd u should try getting a life. :-D
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