2 years ago1,000+ Views
Why Is Intelligence Nerdy?
Last night, I was having dinner with a friend who is currently studying English as her second language, and I said the word 'nerd'. Obviously, this isn't a word that you read about in your language textbooks, so she asked me to describe what a nerd is.
I told her that nerds are the socially awkward kids in school who get straight As and know a lot about a certain subject, like math or some sort of science - and that no one hangs out with them because they're a nerd. She asked me why 'nerd' was a bad thing. After all, knowledge only helps us become successful in life, doesn't it?
I honestly didn't know what to say. Why is intelligence something we make fun of?
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@petname83 Bahahaha, whenever my friends would eat those Nerd candies in school, I'd be like "You are what you eat!" or "Omg, cannibalism! Nerd eating Nerds!"
2 years agoReply
@shannonl5 That's true. I don't really hear the word nerd as often in super super old TV shows.
2 years agoReply
@danidee deshou !! 馃槉馃槉
2 years agoReply
are you a filthy casual? It is a filthy casual tendency to say such things.
2 years agoReply
@danidee that's true. like if someone that I recently met asks me what my favorite subject in school was, I would always answer math. then they get this cringed look on their face and hiss between their teeth, and they always say "Wow, that's a really hard subject" and I'm like ok, doesn't change the fact that it's still my favorite 馃槀馃槀馃槀
a year agoReply