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What are you?
Joe Normal
10%
 10%  [ 8 ]
Pure Nerd
21%
 21%  [ 16 ]
Pure Geek
6%
 6%  [ 5 ]
Pure Dork
10%
 10%  [ 8 ]
Modern, Cool Nerd
18%
 18%  [ 14 ]
Tri-Lamb Material
10%
 10%  [ 8 ]
Computer Savant
10%
 10%  [ 8 ]
Outcast Genius
10%
 10%  [ 8 ]
Total Votes : 75

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Hippy Joe



Joined: 10 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:05 am Reply with quote
Couldn't pass this one up, looks like I'm a Pure Dork
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fishiiie



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:12 am Reply with quote
Pure Nerd
65 % Nerd, 13% Geek, 39% Dork


You scored 65% on nerdiness, higher than 68% of your peers.
You scored 13% on geekosity, higher than 11% of your peers.
You scored 39% on dork points, higher than 68% of your peers.

=( I wanted to be a dork...
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vashna



Joined: 19 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:52 am Reply with quote
In some cases there were answers that didn't fit me at all, like some of the other individuals complained about here. The fact that I am making a point about it, nevertheless, probably makes me nerdier, geekier and dorkier. I scored an Outcast Genius which considering a number of my weirder habits probably sounds like a pretty accurate description.

Well, now that it's done I guess I'll go back to balancing my Chi levels...
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Alan45
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Joined: 25 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:05 am Reply with quote
I've been thinking about these categories. I find it significant that the site had to provide definitions. I think the portion of the general public that actually uses these terms seldom makes such fine distinctions. I suspect these are simply similar terms used at different times.

All of these terms started out as insults and are directed at the aspect of social ineptness. For instance you can be a computer expert, but you are not a computer geek unless you are so wrapped up in the subject you can't talk about anything else. We use these terms because we have to some extent coopted them and mostly because we are too socially inept to know we were being insulted.

TLDR: this is fun but a bit silly.
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vashna



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:38 pm Reply with quote
Well, actually there is a lot of history behind these names like you had said. If I'm not mistaken, the term geek actually refers to a circus performer would originally bite the heads off of live snakes and chickens for the benefit of crowds. Now professional wrestling in the United States and Canada grew out of traveling circuses, and that meant that professional wrestlers continued to use circus terms for quite some time.

When "Classy" Freddie Blassie was booked to wrestle someone, he would call the other contestant a "pencil neck geek" as a result of the old circus term. I am under the impression that this is how the term entered into our pop culture lexicon to mean someone who is listless or unpopular.

Freddie Blassie even recorded a song at the height of his infamy that went something like "Pencil neck geek, pencil neck geek, low down scum sucker with a lousy physique! Nothing but a one man loosing streak...nothing but a pencil neck geek!"
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Alan45
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:10 pm Reply with quote
@vashna
You're right, I think at one point "The Geek" was one of Barnum's sideshows people. It later became a term for a sideshow freak that was not born that way. That is a sword eater or fire eater or some such as opposed to the bearded lady.

When I was still in high school, none of these were current insults, I would have qualified if they were. I've heard all of them used since then.
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Killaclown666



Joined: 05 Jan 2012
Posts: 48

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:40 am Reply with quote
Wow knew i would be a dork but didn't expect it to be so much and so one sided lmao

You scored 26% on nerdiness, higher than 7% of your peers.




You scored 22% on geekosity, higher than 23% of your peers.




You scored 78% on dork points, higher than 100% of your peers.
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faintsmile1992



Joined: 18 Mar 2011
Posts: 295
Location: England

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:29 am Reply with quote
According to this I'm retro. Razz

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Tri-Lamb Material
61 % Nerd, 39% Geek, 57% Dork


Quote:
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd and Dork, earning you the coveted title of: Tri-Lamb Material.

The classic, "80's" nerd, you are what most people think of when they think "nerd," largely due to 80's movies like Revenge of the Nerds and TV shows like Head of the Class. You're exceptionally bright and smart, and partly because of that have never quite fit in with your peers or social groups. Perhaps you've realized, or will someday, that it is possible to retain all of the things that you like about being brilliant and still make peace with the social cliques around you. Or maybe you won't--it's really not necessary. As the brothers of Lambda Lambda Lambda discovered, you're fine just the way you are and can take pride in that. I mean, who wants to be like Ogre, right!?

Congratulations!


Probably true, as I have a high intelligence and a distaste for 90% of socialisation lol. Though its less inability than that it feels like a chore so I just get in to get what I want and then get out - I hate parties. My IQ hovers at around 160, the highest I ever got being 165. I could never get on with teachers or classmates though.
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vashna



Joined: 19 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:54 pm Reply with quote
Out of curiosity, faint smile, was the reason that you did not get along with your fellow teachers or classmates your high intellect? Most of my teachers did not like me at all because they felt that I was trying to show them up or something. Naturally, I made no such effort at all. Rather, I was just acting in the only way that I knew how but when you know more than a teacher does they usually take it the wrong way.
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Pacal II



Joined: 21 Jun 2013
Posts: 49

PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:28 am Reply with quote
I scored:
Modern, Cool Nerd
61 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 22% Dork

I can't complain Wink.
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