Nerd vs. Geek

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bny888, Oct 3, 2012.

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Are you a nerd or a geek?

  1. Nerd

    28.8%
  2. Geek

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  1. bny888

    bny888 バグバイト

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  2. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Does it really matter?
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I guess so since there's four or five threads about being a nerd or a geek here.

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  4. Starscream600

    Starscream600 Certified Virtual Pilot

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    :lolol  With that gif man!

    BTW, where's the "Both" option?
     
  5. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Not so sure about the link, but I'm definitely a geek. Nerds are pathetic. Geeks have style.
     
  6. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    The human race's constant need to divide itself into smaller and smaller categories never ceases to amaze and sadden me.
     
  7. gregles

    gregles quintesson

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    yeah describe some of my friends as the wrong pointless sub genre of Goth or metal fan and there will be hell to pay. For some reason some people want to label themselves and feel like they are part of a group, then divide that group up into even smaller groups which conform to even narrower expectations
     
  8. kaos

    kaos the original thirteen

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    until today i considered myself a nerd..never knew there was a difference between the two until today..so i guess now im a geek..
     
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  9. Metroplex79

    Metroplex79 Hey mouse, say cheese!

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    Geek.

    I started off as a jock in elementary school, awesome at various sports, but then all the white and black guys (not being a racist), got bigger and faster (grade 7-10). Being a little Asian, I couldn't compete no matter how hard I tried.

    Since the "being a professional athlete making million dollars" dream was over, I decided to be the guy who was a "know it all" to make lots of money...so I transitioned into a nerd in high school...lots of booksmarts.

    But now I've forgotten most things I learned because they don't apply to my job, or the jobs I've had prior.

    But still obsessive about Transformers and various other sci-fi properties.

    I probably best fall under the category:
    "Former Jock evolving into a geek with nerd-like tendencies" :p 
     
  10. Optimus1138

    Optimus1138 Minecraft Addict

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    The best differentiation I've seen between the two words, and what I'm going to use, was a Venn diagram, in which one circle was intelligence, one was an interest/obsession with something, and one was social awkwardness. Obsession+awkwardness=dork, intelligence+awkwardness=dweeb, intelligence+obsession=geek, and intelligence+obsession+awkwardness=nerd. I have all three, and am therefore a nerd.

    Edit: Didn't look at the link when I posted. According to that I'm a geek.
     
  11. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    May I use this?
     
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    LamboTwinLove Lambo Assassin

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    Definitely a geeky chick!
     
  13. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 MTMTE Sucks Moderator News Staff

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    according to the link i'm a geek
     
  14. AnAutobot1985

    AnAutobot1985 Well-Known Member

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    You say Tom-A-toe, I say Tom-ah-toe.
     
  15. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Going off definitions, geek, though I always thought the 2 were opposite, o_O ..
     
  16. Smashs

    Smashs Internet: Pure Truth Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Geek, according to the Venn diagram.
     
  17. Deadgame1

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    Apparently Im in the geek section. I've always been kind of geek now that ai think of it.
     
  18. Kevin XI

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    What's with all this nerd stuff lately?
     
  19. Autobus Prime

    Autobus Prime Transit Former

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    Nerd vs. geek?

    Roll for initiative.
     
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    According to the article I'm neither. Kinda thought of myself as a geek and was said to be a nerd in my childhood. Now I don't know who I am.
     

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