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  •  Yesterday it was (none)
    dorks rule.  Which is it, missy?  Huh?

    "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." Mencken "This is one of those times." Me

    by jsmdlawyer on Fri Jan 14, 2005 at 09:48:49 AM PST

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    •  Well, actually, I think... (none)
      nerds are probably way more hip than dorks.

      Asshole dork

      Awesome nerd

      Cool nerd

      A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. -- Edward Abbey

      by Page van der Linden on Fri Jan 14, 2005 at 09:55:05 AM PST

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    •  A taxonomy of nerds (none)

      (Simpson cast equivalent in parens)

      A geek is usually somebody (usually male) who makes a living in a scientific field considered nerdy.  That means IT, mathematics, physics, astronomy and some facets of electrical and mechanical engineering.  Social skills range from average to abysmal.  (Prof. Frink, Lisa Simpson)  Kos may be a geek.  A requirement to be a geek is that you must be a go-to person for information in a field;  if you have not been asked to fix a computer cupholder (aka CD-ROM drive) or explain string theory in the last six months, you are NOT a geek.  

      A standard-issue nerd is somebody with below-average social skills and evident above-average intelligence.  In general, they do not make their living in a technical field, though quite often they work in fields that service geeks.  Adolescent nerds often evolve into geeks.  (Comic Book Guy)

      A spaz (see: dork) is somebody with below-average social skills and who exhibits below-average intelligence even if they are a genius.  (Ralph Wiggum)

      (And, no, Dubya is not a dork -- whatever unholy social skills he used on McCain and Powell are beyond the province of any nerd.)

      •  What about (none)
        a 'dweeb"?
        •  Dweeb (none)
          stricly a lower life form.  None of the technical expertise of the above categories and zero social skills.  I am not sure if young Wiggums makes the cut.

          Bart: Ralphie, what do the berries taste like?

      •  What Dubya is... (none) a gladhanding frat boy.  He only appears stupid because most people expect more of the leader of any organization than what Dubya projects.

        There are plenty of Dubya-like boys wearing Abercrombie & Fitch in America's high schools and colleges, but few have the connections to make it higher than the irritating sales staff at your company.

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