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To: Kaslin

There’s a difference between “nerd” and “dork.” Nerds have some there, there, even if it’s not as useful as being a geek. Dorks have no there, and cause discomfort to themselves and others as they try to pretend they do.


11 posted on 05/02/2012 11:49:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars or ukuleles.)
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To: Tax-chick

You’re right about that. I didn’t think about it


17 posted on 05/02/2012 12:15:08 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Tax-chick

Exactly. It is important to distinguish between the three designations. Characteristics often overlap, but generally:

Dorks are awkward and tend not to fit in anywhere;

Geeks get really into a hobby or activity that has limited appeal and utility; and

Nerds are smart people who tend to become experts in a useful (or broadly interesting) field of study.

This is why typically you don’t hear people calling themselves geeks or especially dorks. Whenever people self-refer as nerds they are complimenting themselves.


18 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:21 PM PDT by NietzschesJoker (Silence, exile, cunning--a few of my favorite things.)
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To: Tax-chick
Dorks have no there, and cause discomfort to themselves and others as they try to pretend they do.

John Kerry is the poster-boy of the term dork.

25 posted on 05/02/2012 12:36:02 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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