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.


Marie said...

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


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 :)


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!