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Defining Nerdiness

On one of the neurology discussion websites that I frequent, my screen name, Neuronerd5000, was the focal point for an admittedly silly and unconscionably off-topic debate this weekend. As a result, I have been sent on a quest by the site's administrators to uncover the truth behind the dubious assertion that there are differences among the terms "geek," "dork," "dweeb," and "nerd." To that end, Don Quixote rides again. ["The Impossible Dream" plays in the background]

First stop: The Urban Dictionary, the mecca for all things slang. According to this austere guide, the definitions are similar in some senses, but a dork is a whale penis, while "dweeb" is actually an acronym for "Dick With EyEBrows." Who knew? The Proof: Dork, Nerd, Dweeb, Geek

Second stop: Interviews with the children next to me in the library computer room. They helpfully commented that one is officially a geek if one has a definite opinion on the following:

http://www.electricferret.com/fights/issue_142.htm

I am sorry to say that the conversation only went downhill from there.

Me: Spiderman would win over Wolverine? Come on! Spider sense be damned, he's just a kid. SNIKT! Razor sharp claws, man!</i>
Children: *open-mouthed stare*
Me: Ahem. Well, that's what I would say if I was a geek.
Children: *open-mouthed, wide-eyed stare*
Me: I've gotta go.

And in this embarrassing manner, the search for meaning has begun.

What's that? You were expecting only intellectual posts from me? Ha-ha. Fooled ya. :p

Current Mood: embarrassed
Tags: inanity
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