Oxford English Cat and Girl
  • Agrivv
    February 19, 2009

    Nerd and Geek is exactly opposite in usage in my experience.

  • M
    April 21, 2009

    They’re on to us.

  • Amy
    July 2, 2009

    This is beautiful.

  • Cloud
    July 12, 2009

    Personally I agree more or less with Girl’s definition. But the endless arguments do suggest that there is no widespread, consistent distinction.

  • Gabby
    July 24, 2009

    Meanwhile, dweebs weep in the corner because they have no friends.

  • Emperor of Monkeys
    August 8, 2009

    I wonder where crackpots like von Daniken or Velikovsky fit in this theory?

  • Kiwi
    October 4, 2009

    I aspire to be a nerd, but I think I am a geek. Except at parties, where I have a crippling fear that I’m a dork.

  • Jo
    December 29, 2009

    If a geek is someone who limits their knowledge mongering to tiny, useless areas and a nerd is someone who tries to apply their data to wider situations then it is possible to imagine situations where geeks are useful to have around, or where nerds end up doing more harm than good with their knowledge.

    Dorks, however, are mostly always good to have around because they give me someone else to be socially awkward with.

  • Tangleflower
    April 4, 2010

    Someone is a nerd if they do well in history class because they are willing slaves to the meritocracy.
    Someone is a geek if they do well in history class because “Abraham Lincoln = BEST. PRESIDENT. EVAR!!!1!”
    Someone is a dork if they do well in history class because they have nothing better to do than listen to the teacher talk.

  • Yrael
    June 3, 2010

    And those (Like me) Who write fiction in history class are just plain weird.

  • John
    July 5, 2010

    People with strong opinions on the difference between Nerds and Geeks:

  • Diggy
    November 22, 2010

    Nords and Greeks?

  • clvrmnky
    June 27, 2016

    I’d like to get a special permit, please.

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