December 22nd, 2009

Winking Moose

Um... Please Take Your Semantics Somewhere Else

As somebody who proudly embraced the term "nerd" during my teen years, I'd like to say that Dr. Anderegg is being absolutely ridiculous in his belief that the terms "nerd" and "geek" should be banned. Eggheads like him should know that even if you did make them taboo words, new one will take their place -- like "egghead," for instance. By the way, Dr. Anderegg, the fact that you wrote a book titled Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them makes your feelings on the matter a little suspect, to say the least.

Yeah, I know I'm being a little juvenile, but while not exactly perfect for my feelings on the matter, I think the immortal words of Sheldon Cooper definitely apply: "social relationships will continue to baffle and repulse me."
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