Happy ODD DAY … 5-7-9! Yeah, it’s little trivia tidbits like this that I really enjoy … call it my ‘nerd bone’ acting up. And on the subject of nerds … what’s so wrong about being a full-blown nerd anyway? I like to think that as a member of the nerd network, I bring a quality of uniqueness into all that I do.
By the way, Geeks and Nerds are NOT synonymous. Here’s why:
Nerds wear ill-fitting clothes, have bad hair, have a full arsenal of esoteric knowledge, lean towards more intellectual pursuits and are generally more reserved. While many people might think of the "NERD" to be a negative connotation, I rather enjoy the freedom it gives me to be myself … no apologies needed (or offered). By the way, the word ‘NERD’ was first introduced way back in 1950 when Dr. Seuss wrote about them in his book, "If I Ran the Zoo". Are you ready? I even know the quote (which borders on Geek, but that’s another paragraph). The setting. our main character and narrator is naming all of the things that he/she would have in the zoo. Ready?AHEM: "a Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker too". Cool, huh!
Geeks, on the other hand, are considered to be a more loving sort that happens to possess a certain affinity for things such as electronics, and perhaps are more academically programmed. There are many types of Geeks: science geeks, electronic geeks, historical and re-enactment geeks, literature geeks … there is no end to geek-dom which is a dandy bit to know. Geek trivia bit: What was the name of the ‘dud’ in the old game, "Mystery Date" ? Answer: Poindexter … a true Geek name if ever there was one! By the way: Abi ‘s Geeks!
If you really want to see Geeks and Nerds in action, check out the sitcom ‘Big Bang Theory’; movie, ‘Star Trek’; a great website, ‘thinkgeek.com’; quote, "Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one" popularized on the Internet and incorrectly attributed to Bill Gates. (nerd fact-Actual author – Charles Sykes.) Publications: Scientific American, Popular Science, Newsweek, anything poultry related! The list is endless!
Todays the day! Proudly display your Nerd or Geek, it IS after all, Odd Day!