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Such questions keep the nerd couple up at night. Nerd-life influences how you interact with your partner, what you talk about, what you fight about, and, well, what you nerd-out about.
At the end of the day, nerds are just people even if they are awesome people, from my totally biased perspectiveand people, as we all know, come in infinite varieties. There was a slow shift and by the s, it began to register a neutral sense.
And the appropriation of the word "nerd" was a "battle that got won", says Gaiman. That said, there are certain things you can expect from being in a relationship with a nerd. There's been a long period of "reappropriation" of the words "geek" and "nerd".
And as Gaiman says: "Nowadays, people own their nerd-dom. And that's such a different concept. A lot of nerds express their love for whatever they happen to be nerdy about in fun and creative ways. When someone is overly concerned about how others perceive them, that insecurity can take a real toll on their relationships.
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Take, for example, the way many gay people have altered the meaning of the word "queer". I am not exaggerating when I say that a good third of conversations between my husband and me revolve around the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And some see a transatlantic divide, with "geek" used in US and UK, but "nerd" somehow feeling less British.
Now a nerd, or a "geek", can be a driven Machiavellian bent on success - Gordon Gekko in a zip-up hoodie. The Revenge of the Nerd films cemented in people's minds the image of a socially awkward, brainy group that particularly dealt with technology.
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They have hang-ups and conflicts with their partners just like everybody else. The very first depiction of a "nerd" is believed to have been a nerfy, critter created by children's author-illustrator Dr Seuss. Nerds tend to be analytical people who want to understand the things they care about from every angle, in intimate detail.
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It's easy to argue that "nerd" and "geek", with their very different roots, retain different meanings, arguably with the former still more derogatory than the latter.
They were turning into outlaws - pallid versions of Jesse James. But after two decades of "reappropriation" has "nerd" - and its sister word "geek" - now completely lost its derogatory connotations?
Some lexicographers have been slow to reflect the new status of "nerd" and "geek". They may, for example, be into cosplay, Lolking to cons, roleplaying games, or tracking the filming locations of their favorite shows. To turn that on its head could form the basis for comedy. Today when people think of "geeks" Adult wants friendship Lowell "nerds" they might very well name the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg - people whose imagination and grasp of the technical made them billions.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary mentions the book If I Ran the Zoo in its etymology as the leading contender as source for the term.
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