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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2002, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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What's the difference between a geek and a nerd?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2002, 11:33 PM
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A geek looks and acts like one, a nerd doesn't have to look like one

Although it's unfair to label someone either
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2002, 10:47 AM
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i didn't know that. it's not nice to be called either of those
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2002, 11:10 AM
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do aussies call these ppl "dorks" ???

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2002, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your feedback friends.

Recently I purchased a new baseball cap, and this girl I'm quite fond of at work informed me that it made me look like a geek. I asked why not a nerd!? She replied that a nerd is smarter. I was quite offended.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2002, 12:57 AM
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*gets dictionary out*

geek: a person often of an intellectual bent who is disapproved of.

nerd: an unstylish or socially inept person

courtesy of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary


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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2002, 07:54 AM
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Originally posted by TheBoiledEgg
do aussies call these ppl "dorks" ???
actually, geek/nerd or dork is usable here... but "dork" is kinda an 80's word, and it's not used so much now! Well, at least not in Melbourne!


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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2002, 07:57 AM
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yeah, i haven't heard the word "dork" in ages myself..... gee that takes me back
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