“Geek” Versus “Nerd”
Interesting piece of empirical semantic analysis on the definition of “geeks” vs. “nerds” based on word juxtaposition …On “Geek” Versus “Nerd” at Slackpropagation. Apropos, a while ago, the Daily Express reported a survey that a majority of women (at least those that they surveyed) are more attracted to men who understand gadgets and technology than blokes who spend hours keeping himself fit. The thing is, did they really mean “geeks” or “nerds”? or are the two words fungible in the context of the survey?