History of the Nerd

What makes a nerd nerdy? Is it a proclivity for using words like "proclivity," or the social ineptitude only a lone acne-suffering lunchtime outcast can claim? It's the always-handy calculator, isn't it? Kuriositas explores the history of the nerd in an interesting piece that looks at the history of the word "nerd" and the image associated with Nerdus sapiens through history. (Note that this word nerd has subtracted two points for use of the non-word "irregardless.") Link

Image: Flickr user Bayat

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