Thursday, 11 September 2008

Nerd, Geek or Dork?


You might have seen this bit of fun over at Moogsmum.* Now, she says that we can earn "geek points" but I don't think it's open JUST to geeks. I think nerds and dorks can join in too.

If you're also a pedant, like me, you might already know which category you fall in to. If not, drag yourself away from Buffy/ Linux/ learning Klingon and take this test.

I am a:

Pure Nerd
91 % Nerd, 48% Geek, 48% Dork (I don't know how that is possible! But that's what it says)


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, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.


* Which, strictly speaking, should be apostrophed, but we let her off because I'm sure she did it on purpose and we love her blog. And it's rude to be pedantic. Apparently.

7 comments:

Marie said...

Having known you as long as I have, I am completely unsurprised by your "Pure Nerd" designation ;)

xMx

Lesley said...

A marvellous display of pedantry Marmadaisy. You've just awarded yourself 17 bonus Geek Points.
Feel free to convert them into Nerd currency :)

xxx

p.s. confused about the apostrophe situation but happy to be enlightened as I loath poor punctuation. I have been known to agonise at length over the placement of a comma.

Lesley said...

I meant 'You've just earned yourself..etc etc'!!

Primrose Corner said...

Ha! We obviously have something in common.....

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Hmmmm, I'm a pure nerd too - not as high a percentage as you achieved - only 70%- but still pure nerd.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

I am pure dork--as compared to Napolean Dynamite.

Indigo Blue said...

I'm too scared to find out. You are not a nerd, you are lovely, talented with a good sense of humour, so we need to think up a name for that category so that us bloggers can join!