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On Sun, 16 Mar 2003 09:49:45 -0500 Steg Belsky <[log in to unmask]>
writes:
> Hmm.
> I have a friend who says emphatically that he is a 'nerd', and *not*
> a
> 'geek', because "i don't go around biting the heads off of
> chickens!"
> (which is where the word 'geek' comes from).
> When we go off to play RPGs, we tell our non-player friends that
> we're
> off to play 'nerdgames'.
> Another friend of mine defines 'nerd' as roughly "anyone who gets
> way too
> excited about something that there's no reason to get that excited
> about".  Therefore, he says, "there are Star Trek nerds, and
> Tolkien
> nerds*, and RPG nerds - but also sports nerds, fashion nerds, etc."

well in that case, i'd be a tolkien nerd, a star trek nerd, an x-files
nerd, a computer nerd...

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