Take me out to the black, tell 'em I ain't coming back. Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
I got very bored halfway through and stopped, what does that make me. A nerd with ADD
I scored a 5, but I'm a much bigger nerd.
I'm just a dumb one who knows nothing about computers. Now if they are talking Star Trek or Battlestar Galactica....
All in for DG33
The guy that explained to me how to do that whole download-cd-torrent thingie got a lower Nerd-score than me.
That ain't right.
(Maybe its because I still use a film SLR camera and I'm looking forward to using the new lens I just bought. Uh... nevermind.)
Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
And life itself, rushing over me
Life itself, the wind in black elms,
Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you
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I got a 2. Which means I'm cool as ****. How the hell did you fools get any of that crap?
It's not very hard to score high if you know a little about computers, math, and science.
97% scored higher (more nerdy), and
3% scored lower (less nerdy).
What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:
Definitely not nerdy, you are probably cool.
08 and Beyond
"It's wanting to know that makes us matter."
-- Tom Stoppard, Arcadia
No one has beaten me yet. Haha.
Hehe - I just read a letter the quiz's author wrote to someone complaining that this was a geek quiz, NOT a nerd quiz.
Here is the author's response:
Thanks for you pointing this out to me. You are not alone in this fight between the defining meaning of Nerd and Geek. I have had at least 20 emails in the past week. The "strange" thing is that half are applauding this quiz as the "Finally a quiz for me! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" The other half are, "HEY this is a GEEK quiz, arRgH!"
The funny thing about the whole thing is that I feel that they are all one-in-the-same. If I am called a geek, I gloat. If called a nerd, I gloat. I think the words should be combined into gerd or neek.
But being that I was bored, and was surfing eBay for collector slide rules, when I received your email. I figured I should research this further. Being that I am a neek (or gerd) I went to Google. I mostly found top-ten lists, and no really defining information could be found. Here is the link to the Google search I did:
Being unsatisfied, I went to an online dictionary, and found this out
From Merriam-Webster Online: (www.m-w.com)
Etymology: perhaps from nerd, a creature in the children's book If I Ran the Zoo (1950) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
: an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits
Etymology: probably from English dialect geek, geck fool, from Low German geck, from Middle Low German
1 : a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake
2 : a person often of an intellectual bent who is disapproved of
I frankly like the 1st definition of geek best ...
Well, thanks for your input, and I hope you find this information useful. I think I will include the above information with the quiz so that others can benefit in this knowledge.
OH and here's my score:
My nerdness is obviously too specialized to register on this test.