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Geek, Nerd, or Dork...which one are you?

  1. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    Alright there seems to be some confusion over these three terms and most people (especially those that poke fun) tend to interchange them! But there are slight differences in each...of course, that does not mean one can't crossover into another term...(example a nerdy, geek)

    A nerd is usually someone who is extremely smart, or a bookworm. They usually know a lot about a specific subject such as mathematics, the sciences, or chess. They are usually very logical and their decisions are very calculated.

    A dork is someone who is socially unacceptable. They dress wrong for the occasion, they wear 2 different pairs of socks, their clothes don't match, and they may smell. They are just socially inept, in every possible way.

    A geek is someone who loves a certain hobby (usually out of the ordinary) and is very knowledgeable about it. Hobbies such as Science Fiction (more specifically Star Wars or Star Trek), Fantasy (a.k.a. Lord of the Rings), computer programming/graphics, or loves comic books.

    Now, I'm a geek! And proud!

    What are you?

    1. wyanjen profile image88
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      As in, I seem to be the only one wearing a halloween costume tonight?
      sad (sigh)

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If you were to expand on this, and add some illustrations and photos, it would make for a very interesting hub.

      1. wyanjen profile image88
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, it would! wink
        Expand the geek section to include the geek sub-sets though. Star Wars fans and Star Trek fans are two very distinct groups.

        1. darkside profile image80
          darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I'd very much like to read a hub like that.

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            HealthTipposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Lol you so would smile

          2. drej2522 profile image87
            drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think secretly most Trek fans like Star Wars. In fact, I'm not sure how a Trek fan can't like Wars. "It's impossible!"

            I'm a fan of both, by the way.

            1. wyanjen profile image88
              wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I've had many an argument with my trekkie friend.
              We will never see eye to eye.

              His argument is that Trek has correctly predicted many future scientific advancements, and that Wars is nothing more than a fairy tale.

              My argument is that Trek has no soul.
              I like my imaginary future universe to be battered and dirty. lol

              We are known as the PC Nerd and the Mac Nerd.
              (He wears a tie to work, I wear a hoodie. Guess which one is which)

  2. mistywild profile image60
    mistywildposted 7 years ago

    I suppose I would be classified as a nerd, since I am something of a book worm, however I suck at math. Not a geek, for sure. And I don't think I would fit into the nerd catergory.... so ya, a nerd, a very pretty nerd big_smile

  3. wesleycox profile image81
    wesleycoxposted 7 years ago

    Well, I am not a person that bites heads off of chickens so I'm not a geek.

    I also am not a whale's d*ck so I am not a dork.

    I guess this only leaves one possibility.  I'll be a nerd, thats fine with me.

  4. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    I'm a nerd, but I'm usually wearing the wrong outfit wherever I am.

    But I don't smell lol so I'm out of the dork category.

    1. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hahaha...nice!

  5. Valerie F profile image61
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    Nerdy geek, with a smidge of dorky fashion unconsciousness.

    1. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wow, all three..THAT is impressive!

    2. wyanjen profile image88
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is now my new favorite phrase:
      fashion unconsciousness
      lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    UGH do you know the true meaning of the word dork? I wouldn't want to be called that lol

    and I am I think a nerd...though I am a book worm I don't know alot about things..I am really good in English smile

    1. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well, if you look them up in the dictionary, there is definitely no help there...it's really a scale which me and a group of friends came up with...so, I guess that would make us nerds..hrmmm

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        If you look up dork...you'll get something that would ummm....probably ban me from the forums for a while lol

        1. drej2522 profile image87
          drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          what is it? (whispers) it'll be our little secret.

          1. wyanjen profile image88
            wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I can help

            ===-D

    2. Valerie F profile image61
      Valerie Fposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am nerdy enough to know the etymology of the word "dork," yes. However, like with many other words, the meaning has changed as it was adopted by people who didn't speak the word's original language.

      1. drej2522 profile image87
        drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        very true...couldn't have put it better myself. smile

  7. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    Urban dictionary definition of DOOFUS:

    They live in blissful ignorance of the world, fashion, and social skills but are super smart and cool anyway.

    (I may have edited that last part)

    1. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      haha...nice little addition...

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

    I am probably all 3..lol

    1. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hey, B.C...you know who you remind me of...that actress off of American Beauty. I don't know how you take that, but I thought she was attractive.

      This is all totally off subject, but ehhh...I'm a geek.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol you guys are funny but I don't know if it is safe to post on here without getting banned but I will say  it isn't something you would want to be called because it deals with a large mammals P***s

    1. wyanjen profile image88
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I did my best with a chat picture

    2. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hahaha...I don't get it! Please explain!

      1. wyanjen profile image88
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ====-D

  10. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    The first and last letters are correct. The middle two letters don't sound like an R.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    no R in the word... here E N I are the missing letters

  12. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    need another clue?
    ryhmes with rick
    looks like this
    =====-D
    lollollollol :-p

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LMAO there that is a way I could have said it hahahahaha

  13. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    A lot of ppl think I am a man when i wear this avatar. I swear LOL

  14. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    hmmmm...tough! I tell ya..

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    here drej what does a boy have that a girl does not?

    1. wyanjen profile image88
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lets spell it out one letter per post


      D

  16. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    common sense?...i mean...(ahem)...i don't know

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OOo gonna virtually smack you for that one lmao...and no think between the legs

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I

  18. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    C

  19. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    I will continue to play this game...all the way to the end if I have to. I'm going to win!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    K

    okay drej put our letters together

  21. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    tag team!! way to go ^5

  22. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    KCID...I don't get it! tongue

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OMG! lol lol lol lol

      wyanjen we got a smartarse here lol

      1. wyanjen profile image88
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        CW:
        After all of our careful teamwork spelling, I actually got kicked off HP right when we finished. So I couldn't reply. tongue
        (It was a system maintenance message I got. Couldn't get back on)

  23. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    hey, you started it cradwriter!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Nope you did...yer the one who wrote dork lol

  25. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    well, I wrote the thread...but you can't hold that against me! tongue

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    hehehehehehe true drej true...but at least now you know what it means tongue

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    okay i'm off to bed...behave yourself with that knowledge drej lol

    1. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      alright there, crazd...nice talkin to ya...

  28. Pr0metheus profile image59
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    I suppose by those definitions I'm a nerd.

    1. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, it's only an intrepretation, Prometheus...nothing more...

      1. Pr0metheus profile image59
        Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I would have classified myself as a nerd in my own interpretation as well tongue

        I love reading about theoretical physics, the universe... and basically anything mind expanding

        1. drej2522 profile image87
          drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think in another lifetime I would be a nerd. Right now, I'm just too lazy for all that nonsense! Though, I do find some of the 'nerdy' stuff interesting. Hell, I'm a Trek fan.

          1. Pr0metheus profile image59
            Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Think of it as our own technology blazing the trail towards Trek tech.  They're trying to discover the particle that links matter and gravity right now (so they can change the relationship... weightless anyone?).  I don't know why I find it so interesting.  Our universe is a very incredible thing.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkxieS-6WuA

            Check out that video and its counterpart for some interesting stuff!

            1. drej2522 profile image87
              drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              watching...interesting!

  29. GoldiString profile image58
    GoldiStringposted 7 years ago

    A dork - they dress wrong for the occasion.
    A geek is someone who loves an unusual hobby.

    I guess i am a Gork. I have this unusual hobby of dressing wrong for the occasion. Yeah, am loving this two-piece am wearing right now this season of fall. No worries, not chillin' here  - got a winter neck scarf to match.

    smile go gorks!

  30. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    I don't know...chicks can get away with some mismatching...

  31. Pr0metheus profile image59
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    And that's just the tip of the iceberg!  I'd name off some great books to check out, but you aren't a nerd, so I don't think you'll read em tongue

  32. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    haha...right..I'm a geek. And being a geek, I like simplicity of the video. Thanks! It is mind-boggling!

    1. Pr0metheus profile image59
      Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Haha, I know.  It's great!  Makes me want to go dive back into my theoretical physics books.... but I have a party to prepare for tomorrow, and forums to idly browse through while I prepare!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Did ya know a dork is actually a whales dick?

    1. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ha..that might still classify as being socially inept. smile

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    im a gnork

    1. ediggity profile image62
      ediggityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm just a Nork.

  35. Lissa Lynn profile image80
    Lissa Lynnposted 7 years ago

    I believe I'd be considered a nerd.  I've always got my nose stuck in a book when I'm not online smile

  36. wsp2469 profile image59
    wsp2469posted 7 years ago

    I believe I am a hybrid of many things.
    While I am extremely smart, or a bookworm I DO have many other interests.  I also enjoy Star trek and comic books but not to the extreme that I would dress in costume or risk a job to see an opening of a movie.
    Plus, I am given the impression that none of these types get any p*ssy and I do indeed get p*ssy.
    So I am not sure what that makes me.

  37. resspenser profile image84
    resspenserposted 7 years ago

    Geek, I suppose. I lost all patience with the Star Wars stuff after the first couple!
    I mean by release date, not chronologically.  Ooops.

  38. Helen Cater profile image61
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    I think I must be a twat as I fall into none of these.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hi Ms. HELEN

      1. Helen Cater profile image61
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ooooh you are a little beauty Is this you Saturday night tease

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          need to put that till halloween tonite, tomorrow my horse will work again

  39. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    The word geek ----- is a slang term, noting individuals as "a peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics, etc

    dork ---- USA pejorative slang for a quirky, silly and/or stupid, socially inept person, or one who is out of touch with contemporary trends. Often confused with nerd and geek, but does not imply the same intelligence level.

    Nerd is a term often bearing a derogatory connotation or stereotype, that refers to a person who passionately pursues intellectual activities, esoteric knowledge, or other obscure interests that are age-inappropriate rather than engaging in more social or popular activities.

    I am a geek, LOLOLOLOL

  40. Wendi M profile image81
    Wendi Mposted 7 years ago

    Hey I'm a dork...and proud of it!

 
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