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Geek vs. Nerd: Explained [Infographic]

We call ourselves the Geek Twins, so the question obviously has come up, "What's a geek?" What's the difference between a geek and a nerd? What are geek movies and what are nerd movies? Where did the terms "geek" and "nerd" come from? This handy infographic answers all those questions and more.

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Do you agree with the distinction between geeks and nerds? Are you a geek, nerd or neither?

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  1. Not entirely sure where I fit in there. I mean I like some of the movies on both sides of the debate.

  2. I don't entirely agree with it. Too many of the thing being separated fit both sides of the coin. I tend to think of nerds largely as intelligent but lacking greatly in social skills, etiquette, and a general awareness of people. Geeks are anyone with a compulsion that could be deemed "fanboy/fangirl-ish" and can range anywhere from movies and music to books and science. They have fine social skills, and can talk with just about anyone, it's just a question of if they want to.

    And it's that mentality that's made geeks cool now, whereas it was frowned up years before. Also here's a quick down for blogger's reference:

    Geeks: Comment something that contributes to the discussion of the post.
    Nerds: Comment something they find logical, but generally missing the point.
    B******s: Correct grammar and spelling in your posts.

    From my response, I guess you can see I fall into both categories.

  3. TS really gave it some thought!
    Mostly geek I guess. And I can see both sides seriously lacking in social skills.

  4. You could have just said 'Star Wars fans vs Star Trek fans'.

  5. It's a thorny question. That's why I made the "Both" option. I would have a hard time choosing.


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