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Are nerds now the same as nerds 20-30 years ago?

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Topic: Are nerds now the same as nerds 20-30 years ago?
Posted By: newdiva1
Subject: Are nerds now the same as nerds 20-30 years ago?
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 8:20am
Yeah so this came to mind .....during the whole Obama corny hot conversation.
 
 
 
Is corny or nerdy now in the 2012 2013 the same as it was in 1987?  I've been watching nerdy boys grow up (no pedo) and it seems that the nerds of today are gettin' their swag ratio up...especially in this technological age.  I have a lil cousin in law and i've watched him grow up and I think to myself....the girls are gonna go crazy for him.   He is 13...takes classes at MIT and is technological savvy...but he still has a bit of....something.  He's like 60-70%, geek 30-40% cool that has been dipped in a 15%swag/85% water solution.  He's only 13 but I forcast his percentages will go up.
 
Antyways....I will go to conventions where the nerd turn out is in the 105th percentile...and a good number of them are like....hot.   Back in my day....the nerds were sweethearts but tended to have issues with.....their bodily hygene/teeth game and were extremely socially awkward.  These days....it seems nerds, dweebs, geeks and cornballs have gotten their weight up.
 
Is it just me? 


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Posted By: whitrhymes
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 8:31am
Ehhh... Hard to say.  Anyone with glasses wants to call themselves a nerd now.
 
I do think it's more cool to be smart these days. I wasnot alive in 1987, but when I was in school kids with the total package (smart + attractive + charisma) were the coolest, not necessarily just the jocks and attractive people.
 
Also, maybe people are being themselves more and embrassing interests that may have made them look like a nerd in the past.


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Posted By: Marmonette
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 8:37am
Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

He's like 60-70%, geek 30-40% cool that has been dipped in a 15%swag/85% water solution.  
 
LOL


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Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 8:38am
I think nerds are cooler now than they were before. Even the former nerds are less nerdy, if that makes sense.


Posted By: Marmonette
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 8:39am
and I think it has changed.
 
The coolest/most popular people in my highschool were the top 10 percent in academics, technologically savvy, watched anime, etc...


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Posted By: Prazol60
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 8:59am
No their not and good for the nerds of today. 

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Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 9:17am
lol people are trying to swagger jack the neerds

just because you are hot and wear glasses and occasionally read a book does not make you a nerd

and theres a huge diff between a bookworm and a nerd imo

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 9:23am
What movie was it they said there are three catagories.... Nerd, geek and dork? I also think that people realized that nerds rule the world so its cooler tobe smarter


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 9:36am
oh and while we are at it, cos play is not a nerd or a geek thing,

just grown ups who like to dress up as cartoon characters

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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: LushHair_Fein
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 9:41am
It's changed... 
 
Nerds - Hot!
Geeks - Hot!
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Dorks - NOT!!!


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 9:55am
bitch idk...i was 2....i use bitch btw in a nonoffensive manner

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Posted By: Cocoa
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 10:00am
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

lol people are trying to swagger jack the neerds

just because you are hot and wear glasses and occasionally read a book does not make you a nerd

and theres a huge diff between a bookworm and a nerd imo

and to add to that:
 - Playing video games all day does not make you a nerd
 - Having a comic book collection doesnt make you a nerd
 - A having keen interest in science and high IQ do not make you a nerd





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Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 10:22am
Originally posted by Cocoa Cocoa wrote:


Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

lol people are trying to swagger jack the neerds

just because you are hot and wear glasses and occasionally read a book does not make you a nerd

and theres a huge diff between a bookworm and a nerd imo


and to add to that:
 - Playing video games all day does not make you a nerd
 - Having a comic book collection doesnt make you a nerd
 - A having keen interest in science and high IQ do not make you a nerd





yup

yup

yup



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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 10:35am
I used to be a nerd. 

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Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 10:57am
what, that went out the window along with your chastity sang?

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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: teendiva
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 11:05am
I wouldn't know. My guess is people use the term "nerd" more loosely and not in always in a derogatory way? *shrug*

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Posted By: tbaby123
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 11:09am
i find thar girls nowadays seem more willing to call themselves 'nerds' in a cool hipster way... but wearing thick rimmed glasses and wearing pokemon shirts does not a nerd make


Posted By: Samoneisthebest
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 11:12am
idk what yall wanna call em but the stereotypical "i dont wash my behind every day cause i'm too busy arguing about which DC character is the strongest"

My bestfriend like to drag me to the local board gaming shop....

unwashed faces, nasty white heads the size of texas, tennis shoes with holes and toes poking out, sloppy clothing, stank breath, DnD playin, awkward, etc...

I don't think any of those people are actually smart though so idk if i would call them nerds.


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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 11:27am
What kind of conventions? Put your BHM sistagirls on

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Posted By: Samoneisthebest
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 11:40am
I think I'm more likely to find smart-nerds at ACS/biomedical/CIS/computer engineering/game development conventions.

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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 2:22pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by Cocoa Cocoa wrote:


Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

lol people are trying to swagger jack the neerds

just because you are hot and wear glasses and occasionally read a book does not make you a nerd

and theres a huge diff between a bookworm and a nerd imo


and to add to that:
 - Playing video games all day does not make you a nerd
 - Having a comic book collection doesnt make you a nerd
 - A having keen interest in science and high IQ do not make you a nerd





yup

yup

yup



and yup


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Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 2:29pm
I'm pretty sure I'm a nerd. And not the cool hipster psuedo nerd kind. 


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 2:31pm
I think the definition of nerd is probably different than what I think.

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Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 3:15pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

I think the definition of nerd is probably different than what I think.
naw these new age kids watch a bit digimon z, some anime and listen to daft punk and travis whatshistface, go to a few star trek conventions get fixated on '88 and all of a sudden they are 'nerds'

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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: nycdiva357
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 3:19pm
bishes put on a pair of non prescriptive eyeglasses and be like

"nerd flow"



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Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 3:20pm
Originally posted by nycdiva357 nycdiva357 wrote:

bishes put on a pair of non prescriptive eyeglasses and be like

"nerd flow"



*pulls 3 foot stool and steps on*

hi five sticks


*place palm here*

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I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

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I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 3:20pm
LOL


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Posted By: Samoneisthebest
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 3:22pm
People take this nerd things seriously. It is a title that has to be earned and there must be receipts. LOL

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Can't even twerk no mo. They tired out. Lets ride out.


Posted By: kkscottdale
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 4:29pm
I have non-prescription glasses. I like to wear them sometimes for a different look.


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 4:33pm
Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

I'm pretty sure I'm a nerd. And not the cool hipster psuedo nerd kind. 

I picture you to be a nerd.



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Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 5:19pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

lol people are trying to swagger jack the neerds

just because you are hot and wear glasses and occasionally read a book does not make you a nerd

and theres a huge diff between a bookworm and a nerd imo
This. There's a difference between and actual nerd and a wannabe nerd. Most self proclaimed nerds now-a-days are wannabes. Nerds don't go around proclaiming that they are nerds, they just are.

sn: I wasn't around in 1987 yet. I wasn't even baking or a thought.LOLLOLLOL


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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 5:21pm
Originally posted by nycdiva357 nycdiva357 wrote:

bishes put on a pair of non prescriptive eyeglasses and be like

"nerd flow"


lmao
 

Ouch  i like my non prescriptions.  they cover my bags on up all night days. Disapprove


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 5:22pm
Originally posted by ImThatDiva ImThatDiva wrote:

  This. There's a difference between and actual nerd and a wannabe nerd. Most self proclaimed nerds now-a-days are wannabes. Nerds don't go around proclaiming that they are nerds, they just are.

sn: I wasn't around in 1987 yet. I wasn't even baking or a thought.LOLLOLLOL


and def not in a thread on bhm LOL


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Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 5:27pm
i was a hybrid back in the day...

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Posted By: nycdiva357
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 5:45pm
lmao... wear ur glasses boo @ wonderland.

shuddup @ afro.

nah i promise you today someone I know.. put on some glasses and really put nerd flow as her caption on instagram.

In my head...im like boo. we were in training class together for 3 months.. and worked w/ each other for years-- i'm quite sure you are no nerd..

but a las in 2013 im nice.. so i just liked the pic and kept it moving. lol


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Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 5:54pm
Nah it's still the same.

Cosplay is a little nerdy lol I still do it tho

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Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 6:16pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Originally posted by ImThatDiva ImThatDiva wrote:

  This. There's a difference between and actual nerd and a wannabe nerd. Most self proclaimed nerds now-a-days are wannabes. Nerds don't go around proclaiming that they are nerds, they just are.

sn: I wasn't around in 1987 yet. I wasn't even baking or a thought.LOLLOLLOL


and def not in a thread on bhm LOL


Ouch


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 11 2013 at 6:20pm
LOL  Heart

But you don't seem like a nerd to me.


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