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