A nerd was always just someone who is good in school, but socially awkward. I'm not sure how that has mushroomed into them being some new life form .. lol
Hi Ernie, I'm snowed in here too in IL .. it's getting really OLD too!
I don't think you were a nerd .. but what do I know. My husband was a nerd for sure .. and still is, he's an engineer. :)
Seems to be whoever upsets you at the moment?
usually fashion impaired, socially awkward, intellectually focused & doesn't fit with the superficial norm
In my opinion the word 'nerd' merely refers to your personal tastes and interests, so you can still be a 'cool' nerd (like me hehe). On the other hand, I think the word 'geek' has more negative connotations, regarding overall personality, awkwardness, appearance etc.
I'd say i'm a geek.. not sure what a nerd means though. It sounds a bit american.
Geeks and nerds were always the same thing IMO. They're used interchangeably in the US.