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I Am a Word Nerd

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    Where Have All The Word Nerds Gone?

    I love words.  I love language, spoken, written...definitions, adjectives, power verbs!!! I love to read and do all kinds of word games-so long as they're not mean.  I love to argue, but I hate to fight.   Illiteracy in this country is on the rise and I wonder...
    VKay VKay 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    Eastern European Words

    I love the sound of new words -- fluffy, multi-syllabic words like "superfluous" or "genuflect" or "chrysanthemum". I'm reading Bronte's Jane Eyre right now and it's an amazing piece of writing. I guess because it was written in the 1800's it has the freshness of old school...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    A Punctuation Mark For An Exclaimed Question?! You're Kidding?!

    The interrobang - punctuation mark combining the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!) used to show a mixture of query and interjection or surprise, as in after a rhetorical question. Use to show shocked disbelief.
    rosalind2288 rosalind2288 31-35, F Oct 3, 2013

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    Word Nerd 2

    It's a good term.  It certainly describes me.
    Grimshot Grimshot 56-60, M Nov 16, 2007

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    Just Lately Because I Dont Understand

    Lately I have been looking up every word. Even worlds I already know. And if the definition of the word uses words I that are big I look them up too. Till I get to very basic words. I know what some words mean and if I don't I skip it. I really don't know why I like words so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 14, 2013

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    I have always preferred the "nerdy"types. To qualify, I am pretty strict about the differences between nerds, geeks, and dorks (which is unbelievably nerdy in and of itself). I...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a complete and utter nerd. AND PROUD!!!! If I'm called a nerd at school I laugh at them and say "thank you." As if receiving a compliment. A nerd is technically just somebody...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    Ever since I was a kid I played games like D&D, read science fiction books, and played card games like magic and Pokemon. I liked reading books and watching movies that tested my...
    thisguyrocks thisguyrocks 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Mmm... nerdy, geeky guys. The more awkward, the better. If you ask me what my type is, I'd say it's Michael Cera's movie characters. (Okay, let's include Jesse Eisenberg too...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I cannot help but to be a big nerd. Teachers can be nerds too!
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I am a nerd :D lol. I'm a girl who loves science fiction and fantasy and doctor who (which is kind of a genre all of its own;) and reading all of the above genres and I love anime...
    janicefromkansas janicefromkansas 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    YEEAAA, about to have a nerd with some buddies ^.^ Yu-Gi-Oh! And Dungeons and Dragons haaa ^.^ maybe hit up a Tourney for YGO
    TheYoungHawaiian TheYoungHawaiian 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Why do people feel the need to state their gender when talking about things like nerds or gamers? Like "I'm a gamer girl" who cares just say your a gamer or just say your a girl...
    Arcdapreslamort Arcdapreslamort 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    Don't you guys just love nerdy guys, I like them lean and with glasses or a little buff with glasses and cute dimples omg I love dimples
    kayboo44 kayboo44 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Well, I guess what it mean by this is that I'm a knowledge worker who is skinny and wears glasses. Is that what being nerdy is?
    nicolato nicolato 46-50, M Jul 8

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    Yes... Yes I do! I love guys who are sexy and don't know it. :) **Talk Nerdy To Me**
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jul 9

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    Who else would a nerdy girl be attracted to?
    gothette gothette 26-30, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I grew up in the 80s and pretty much loved Star Wars from day 1. Had the lunch boxes, the vintage figures, the board games etc etc. In the 90s I started collecting for real. Was...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I tend to think of geeks as bring the techie type and nerds as being the brainy, bookish, larpng, cosplaying type. I have to admit that I have a type. There is something...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Words- they have the power to destroy. It amazes me how powerful words are. How they can make you feel and what they can make you do. My greatest pains and hurts come from words. I...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Words ARE powerful. They have the power to build someone up, or completely break someone down. I admire eloquent people because they can perfectly express their emotions. They know...
    Ctina21 Ctina21 16-17, F Jul 6

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    I hate the words "I'm sorry" I feel like that's all you ever get with people. They treat you like crap and instead of fixing the problems they constantly create, they just give...
    PhotographyJournalingLife PhotographyJournalingLife 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    They really are! Even though they are just words they can hurt like a B! It's crazy how we don't even know how much words can Do! But words are also powerful in making a point...
    Kdespite5 Kdespite5 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Tonight I write the saddest words How I loved him, God I loved him Tonight I am without him, Tonight I do not read his words There is no electricity to light up my room That...
    Liberty21 Liberty21 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I am not here to get into long and expansive arguments especially with the people that are ideologues. So feel free to get the last word. If I stopped responding, it's probably...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I believe the eyes language is more powerful than words could ever be.. Have you ever felt shaken by someone solely by the look of their eyes? Felt a connection even though you...
    layla911 layla911 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I've always believed that actions are a better indicator of a person than their words. Words are easier to fabricate than actions (although both can be). Words are much more easily...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm tired of everyone using it. Men, women, white people, black people, actors, singers, rappers. It's such a widely accepted racial slur and that's so ignorant. It's unacceptable...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to feel sad when he would use harsh words with me. Now I am numb to his words and they don't have the power to sting. He has hardened my heart. I miss the sting because at...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    It's raining all day and I burned myself with the word FIERCE that I could never deny..How can a small thing bothers me so much..My mind said it's nothing..But this stupid heart...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M Jul 9

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    I've been alone a lot, so I've learned to keep myself entertained. Most of the time I'm alone with my inner dialogue weaving intricate sentences, creating elaborate stories, or...
    HopelessDreamer7 HopelessDreamer7 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    This is detected to someone i love This is gospel for the fallen ones Locked away in permanent slumber Assembling their philosophies From pieces of broken memories Oh, this...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Jul 11

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    Sexual attraction is often bi, homo, hetero, pan (a kind of bi), or in some cases asexual but why not words for people that are to the homo side of bi or the hetero side of bi...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    “Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Ten Word Stories are only official with exactly ten words.
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    This is a fifteen word story, that I almost didn't have enough words for. Lol.
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Their Actions Speak So Loudly, I Can't Hear A Word They Say!! Doesn't ever amount to anything those meaningless words repeated over and over, because their needle is continually...
    MamaAbby MamaAbby 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I like to do it so I can improve my written vocabulary and I can easily recognize words that are literary or obsoletetechnical. I'm also trying to contextually gather all words...
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Words can hurt, words can help. But actions are truly what we are all about.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've made some pretty dumb decisions in my life, and I've probably said "I'm sorry." about a billion times in my lifetime. One thing I've learned in my life is that saying "I'm...
    makaylabrookey makaylabrookey 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Yes! Words have to power to give Life or Death!
    76sailor 76sailor 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I know it's the same thing to say love ya or love you or ily but it doesn't mean the same to me... I just want to hear the words I love you.. that's it.. but it's too hard to ask...
    loveyanoone loveyanoone 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    To him he breathed, "Words are my profession. How is it your render me speechless?"
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F Jul 1

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    She listens to your words, as if its music in her ears. Shame, its lies!
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I fell in love because of the words on the screen. Who would have thought!
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 5

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    The house is silent here by myself. Remember, your last words "I'll always come home" ?
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F Jul 5

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    Unknown (that's the word because apparently a 25 character mark-)
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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