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Are You Geek or Nerd?

Apparently, 17% of Americans self-identify as geeks: do you? I used to think that the words 'geek' and 'nerd' were synonymous, but colored subtly different depending on whether you were American, Australian or British (generally I believed 'nerd' was more accpetable outside the US). But there's more to it; as this great infographic from http://www.mastersinit.org demonstrates.
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To Ban or Not to Ban ‘Nerd’ & ‘Geek’ From Our Lexicon

Parenting / Fatherhood : Geekdad (4 years ago)

It's been suggested that we ban the words 'Nerd' and 'Geek' from the lexicon to combat the negative stereotypes that go with them so they can thrive easier. But there will always be nerds and geeks, no matter what we call them. Read Post

Geeks vs. Nerds [Infographic]

Technology : Walyou (2 years ago)

We cover geek culture on this blog, but perhaps you’re wondering if there’s a difference between being a geek and being a nerd. One infographic attempts to answer the question. While in the past, “geek” was an insult, being a word t... Read Post

Visualizing the answers to the ultimate showdown: “Geeks vs Nerds”

Technology : Techi.com (2 years ago)

For much of the 70, 80s, and even 90s, "nerds" and "geeks" were synonymous for most who used the terms. The words could be interchanged and nobody would give it a thought. After the turn of the millennium, it became clear that the t... Read Post


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