“NERD” Is Now A Cool Thing To Be

Someone call you a nerd and it offended you? Maybe it should depend on how it is meant.

From Dictionary.com:

Nerd: noun, Slang.
1. a person considered to be socially awkward, boring, unstylish, etc.
2. an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit:
1950-55, Americanism; obscurely derived expressive formation

From Thesaurus.com:

Fool, jerk, techie, weirdo, dolt, dork, dweeb, goober, goofball, oaf, trekkie

Sorry, people. That negative connotation surrounding the word “nerd” is gone.

Like in elapsed, absent, removed, over, AWOL, extinct, nonextant – dust in the wind.

The times are a changing and in an age where we so need to be able to discern the truth from the fake, being a nerd might be one of the only defenses we have into falling into the trap of our own lies and deceptions.

Nerds are cool. It started in the 1980’s with a little film called…


That’s right. The guy on the left was also one of Sean Penn’s stoner friends in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but he became a doctor on ER. Medical School kind of screams “NERD!”

Ready for some more? Take a look at some of these people.




With an accent!



He’s a nerd!


You knew it!


Went to law school.


And Emma Watson went to Brown.


He’s the Doctor! All of them.


So if someone calls you a nerd – Embrace it!