Nerds love deficiency: that of the other, but also their own.
Nerds are eager explorers, who enjoy measuring themselves against one another and also compete aggressively.
Seuss's book If I Ran the Zoo (1950), in which the narrator Gerald Mc Grew claims that he would collect "a Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker too" for his imaginary zoo.
Oral tradition there holds that the word is derived from knurd (drunk spelled backward), which was used to describe people who studied rather than partied.
Wow, I love this chat as well as the Canadian local chat room, always someone new and something interesting going on.
I found this free chat room about 2 years ago and just recently been on and off. Teen chat is perhaps the best chat site alive right now...thats free. Its pretty cool though, they have rooms for everyone, so no matter your taste, you can always expect to find someone who share your taste. I have been using teen chat or longer than I can remember now and have met soooooo many amazing people.
Such a person may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, little known, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical, abstract, or relating to topics of fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities.
[...] The germ cell of burgeoning nerdism is difference.However, after the Revenge of the Nerds movie franchise (with multicultural nerds), and the introduction of the Steve Urkel character on the television series Family Matters, nerds have been seen in all races and colors as well as more recently being a frequent young Asian or Indian male stereotype in North America.Portrayal of "nerd girls", in films such as She's Out of Control, Welcome to the Dollhouse and She's All That depicts that smart but nerdy women might suffer later in life if they do not focus on improving their physical attractiveness.The yearning to be understood, to find opportunities to share experiences, to not be left alone with one's bizarre interest.At the same time one derives an almost perverse pleasure from wallowing in this deficit.Some measures of nerdiness are now allegedly considered desirable, as, to some, it suggests a person who is intelligent, respectful, interesting, and able to earn a large salary.