Maybe it's that we know we need smartness in our computer-driven world, and maybe it's decades of shows like Square One and Mr. Wizard and Mythbusters teaching us that math and science are cool. If anything was "indie," it stayed "indie" because there wasn't any goddamned mechanism for getting it to everyone. Connect to your existing Cracked account if you have one or create a new Cracked username. Sports was the defining mainstream hobby, and kids who couldn't do them filtered out to clubs with less physical activities, so those clubs got a reputation for having people who couldn't hack it with the top dogs. Also he figured out how to look up porn on the school computers. Bonus points if it's made of Legos I guess. Or if it's hard to define a nerd by what they like these days, how about by what they do? Won't someone think of the dorks and dweebs? Every kid who codes wants to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page or Sergey Brin. But that is the same with any word. Other people called them that, and then gave them a wedgie and drove off to Make-Out Point with the nerd's girl. Years ago, a Far Side cartoon was rejected by some newspapers because it included the word "dork." If the guy that used to taunt you for playing video games is now wearing an ironic Valve trucker hat and chest-thumping to all his buddies about his kill counts and epic teabaggings and the booth babes he scored with at E3, you would understandably not want to chat with him about which Portal shirt would look cooler on him. " Being called a geek is an insult, being called a nerd is a compliment. Over time, name-calling and other insults can slowly eat away at … People get really vicious about calling out "fake nerds" and really nervous about establishing their own "nerd cred. A lot of people might think these pursuits are weird, but if there's a TV show or a bunch of companies offering lessons or you're getting a million views on the Internet, they'll accept this is as a real thing that lots of people like for some reason. Commenters on the “Good Morning Britain” Twitter page largely shot down Falck’s argument. Every kid who codes wants to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, or Sergey Brin. ", I've seen it used to describe being at a higher level of taste/knowledge in a certain area, as in, "It's OK, I understand why you people swallow that mainstream, manipulative Forrest Gump pap, because you don't know any better, you're not a film nerd like me. Dr Sonja Falck is calling for words like 'nerd' or 'boffin' to be considered a hate crime, much like racism or sexism. Seventy-two percent of American households play video games, and the average age of a player is 37. Also he just discovered "The cake is a lie," and quotes it constantly. “I think the ‘nerd’ and the ‘geek’ have taken ownership of these words, flipping from negative to positive,” one user wrote. A British psychotherapist stirred up a social media squabble Thursday when she suggested on national TV that calling someone a “nerd” or “geek” should be considered a hate crime. In a time when the U.S. manufacturing sector was booming, people didn't have to be rocket scientists to do well for themselves. 37,207, © 2021 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Calling people a 'nerd' and 'geek' should be classed as a hate crime, an academic has said after studying the impact of bullying on high IQ children. Even the most jockish of hobbies, sports, is full of nerds now, with hosts of companies using mathematical models and statistical analysis to help teams scout, probably made most famous through baseball's Sabermetrics, a mathematical approach to the game that co-starred with Brad Pitt in Moneyball. People could have diverse opinions about Leave It To Beaver, but they couldn't express them by watching The Sopranos instead. Thanks for connecting! The other way to get attention, of course, is to completely fail at technology. The conniving coyote, upon seeing the Road Runner able to run through the fake tunnel, then attempts to […] And apparently old people are really digging the Wii. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It was hard enough to get people to agree on what it meant before -- was it mainly about the rejection? Calling someone a "nerd" is admitting they are smarter than you. -- but now it's even less clear. “Geek chic is a ‘thing,’ people want to be them now, if someone attempts to use that as an insult today it is laughable. Even people who dream of blowing other people away with their unique blend of hip-hop and baroque organ music, or their refreshing comedy routine about how Justin Bieber looks like a girl, hope to make their big break with a YouTube video or word-of-mouth about their amazing blog (spread by buzz from their fake Twitter accounts). Kids that dream of "showing everybody" so that "they'll be sorry" someday often dream of hacking their way to the top with a brilliant computer idea. Thanks for contacting us. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of “nerd” is “ an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits “. That weird kid that figured out how to look up porn on the school computers isn't automatically a target for ridicule. Nerd (Definition: A foolish or contemptible person who is boringly studious) - Nerd is by no means a nice thing to call someone, but it sits in the number ten spot on this list because of its overuse. But now a lot of the people who get labeled "nerds" are hardly social rejects. Skydiving, bodysurfing, pole dancing, belly dancing, geocaching, tabletop RPGs, photoshopping, drawing webcomics, criticizing webcomics, building fighting robots -- you name it. We went to ask self-proclaimed nerds at the Starwars premiere what they think. report. A lot of people these days, though, are turning it into an exclusive club they won't let the outside world get into. Stupidity is dangerous.”. Cracked is published by Literally media Ltd.. This story has been shared 167,092 times. If you cared about a specific game or Star Trek series before everybody jumped on board, sure, maybe you want to cling onto your loyal fan badge for that particular thing, but protecting the "nerd" label itself? Your California Privacy Rights What else defines a nerd, then? Which hobbies counted? But times have changed. That way they can be a smart person who cares too much about Buffy and not just a person who cares too much about Buffy. Psychology lecturer and psychotherapist Dr Sonja Falck said the "divisive and humiliating" anti-IQ terms are hate crime's "last taboo". 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There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a nerd, but if it pisses you off when people call you one, try a few of our great comebacks below. Smarts have been associated with nerds from the beginning, describing people who would rather be studying than partying. Be an Angry Birds player or a JRPG gamer or a hardcore FPS killer. Terms related to the derogatory use of the word ‘nerd’ should be considered a hate crime according to a psychology lecturer. 2019 There’s a famous plotline in Looney Tunes in which Wile E. Coyote, on a constant yet ultimately futile quest to catch the elusive Road Runner, paints a fake tunnel on the side of the mountain. NY POST — A British psychotherapist stirred up a social media squabble Thursday when she suggested on national TV that calling someone a “nerd” or “geek” should be considered a hate crime.. Dr. Sonja Falck, also a psychology lecturer at the University of East London, appeared on Good Morning Britain. People who have been on the outside for a long time, and finally find a small group of like-minded folks to band with out on the fringes, would naturally be quite upset when tons of the very insiders who had excluded them for so many years came pouring out from Cool Land and plopped right down in the middle of Comic Book Refugee Camp, claiming loudly that they had been there the whole time. We've Learned How Ancient Greek Music Sounded (And It Goes Hard), 4 Reasons the Guy Who Runs CNN is a Supervillain (Basically), Brands ... Leave The Slacktivism To Your Personal Accounts. If someone is going to judge you for knowing the eye color of every incarnation of the Flash, you can point out their glass house of running a website to track Arnold Schwarzenegger's height. This is their totally hypothetical opinion. Sitemap Now, how the hell did that come to be? If you want to defend liking Game of Thrones back when it was just books, does it really make sense to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with 16-year-old Xbox Live addicts, moth collectors and a Cisco software engineer? That's been a part of what "nerd" means ever since people started using that word. pic.twitter.com/4woAjRFJWf, — Good Morning Britain (@GMB) December 19, 2019. They want terms such as egghead and brainiac to be criminalised under hate speech laws. Be a Joss Whedon or Dr. Who or Bleach fan. But is it really so insulting to be called a nerd anymore? "A foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious." ", "See, I understand that the only good movies are the ones where nothing happens.". In most areas of society, people aren't rejected just for being smart anymore. People at the time did not picture these things making them into sexy billionaires. You have to give these people credit for not going with the predictable Han/Leia match-up like all the other Star Wars weddings. hide. A psychology professor has argued that calling someone a nerd should be classed as a hate crime. 167,092, This story has been shared 126,460 times. This story has been shared 167,092 times. Sure, a decent education didn't hurt, but being genius-level brilliant didn't exactly catapult you into top positions or do much for you if you didn't want to be in the space program or something. Back in the old days, nobody called themselves a nerd. People have splintered off so much into their own personal choices that almost nobody's favorite entertainment list matches anyone else's. Nerds don't even dress like nerds these days. You couldn't print your own records and mail them to everyone in the country. Specifically, being a nerd is defined as “a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious”. Maybe it's time to drop the word and focus separately on each of the "nerd" traits we happen to have. 20. Now, that's pretty broad. Submitted by Bruce from West Lafayette, IN, USA on Jan 26 1999. 12/23/2019, 7:39 am A British psychotherapist stirred up a social media squabble Thursday when she suggested on national TV that calling someone a “nerd” or “geek” should be considered a hate crime. With the diffusion of hobbies and entertainment, and the fact that it's cool to be smart now, maybe the word "nerd" doesn't really mean anything useful anymore. The point is that ordinary folks consider you pathetic and uncool. gietmay: Pavia_Resistance: What about calling someone a dork or a dweeb? Forty-two percent of them are women. Dr Sonja Falck thinks 'divisive and humiliating' anti-IQ insults can have negative effects that last a … Nowadays, there are a million formerly weird and isolated hobbies that are mainstream enough you can take lessons for them or buy guided tours or watch TV shows dedicated to them. Brittany M. Hughes , @RealBrittHughesDecember. Yes, it's a real thing. He very well might be running his own company at 21. In response, Seagull argued that today, many view the “geek” label as a badge of honor. Those people are really annoying, but in fighting them, what are you really holding on to? Traits that include so many people that if we called them all nerds, there would be more "nerds" than non-nerds. Dork was originally used back in the 60's and 70's in UK to mean someone who was not cool, not handsome, and not streetwise. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights We've received your submission. Either way, being smart hardly fits in with the whole "outcast" picture of nerds. (According to Batman Begins, that is what defines you, after all.) This is almost the opposite of what nerds were originally supposed to be. “I think people find it startling because very high IQ people are a minority group in society who are very much ignored, they’re not understood and largely neglected,” she said. This story has been shared 126,460 times. Although it isn't used that way often these days, it was originally a vulgar term for penis. Close. What the hell? When people call these guys nerds, they're clearly not thinking about the social rejection aspect of the word, but about something else ... in this case, smarts. For more from Christina, check out 6 Groups Who Don't Work as Movie Bad Guys Anymore and 5 Reasons The War Between Dog and Cat People Needs to Stop. And that makes sense if you realize how monolithic pop culture used to be. Sonja Falck, senior psychotherapy lecturer at East London University has claimed someone who uses terms such as ‘geek’ or nerd’ should be prosecuted for a hate crime. I would argue that it’s actually more of a compliment in today’s culture. By almost anyone's definition, part of being a nerd is that regular people look down on you. And I'm not going to call you a nerd for it. A lecturer at the University of East London believes it should be a hate crime to refer to someone as a “nerd” or “geek.” That’s right, psychotherapist Dr. Sonja Falck told the show “Good Morning Britain” that insulting someone with those words — along with “brainiac” and “egghead” — should have “legal consequences,” according to the New York Post. Now granted, a lot of these people are playing online poker and Cityville, and are not racking up the kills in Modern Warfare or anything. See more words with the same meaning: a nerd, geek, dork. Part of this is because of the many branches of the nerdosphere that have specific attributes suited to their interests (referred to as "obsessions" in the Venn diagram). Be socially awkward. My friends always use "nerd" to describe an intelligent person, but when I searched its meaning online, I found that it's not really a good word. You can watch a news channel that shows only news that proves you are right; you can listen to a personalized radio station that only plays songs you like; and you can find all five other people in the world that enjoy Garfield/James A. Garfield slashfiction. Calling someone a nerd or geek should land you in prison, say academics. You couldn't put your Keyboard Cat film on NBC. “While the term geek and nerd has historically been seen as being negative, people have now embraced the term and seen it as positive,” he explained. A professor claimed that calling someone a "nerd" or a "geek" should be a hate crime because the terms can be used to bully intelligent people. Nowadays, many, many people get so proud of being nerds that they get mad when anyone implies they are not a real nerd, and often write scathing rebuttals on the Internet. When they give a movie hero 10 unbelievable high-prestige jobs at once to show how cool they are, one of those jobs is often "brilliant scientist," as in "Vin Diesel plays a brilliant scientist who is also a daredevil stuntman and the President of the United States. Not because people used to be more sheeplike in the old days -- I'm sure everybody had their own individual ideas and opinions -- but because people only had three channels to watch. Your grandmother? Maybe they think Game of Thrones is overhyped and tries too hard to be gritty and all the characters' names are stupid. Someone dressed like this would be a hipster. Or do all of the above. Dr. Sonja Falck, also a psychology lecturer at the University of East London, appeared on “Good Morning Britain” alongside Bobby Seagull, a mathematician, teacher and writer who describes himself as a “proud geek.”. Should branding someone a 'nerd' be made a hate crime? Posted by 6 hours ago. Be smart. “And a person with a very high IQ who comes across in a different way often is targeted in that way. And now you can make a billion dollars doing that. People being smart doesn't make them outcasts anymore, it makes them popular and successful, and enough people have carved out that path that we don't even need to wait until they become rich and famous to accept them. Fewer and fewer people work with their hands, and all the sweet jobs have something to do with computers, which were little more than a weird government experiment back when the word "nerd" was coined. What does “nerd” actually mean? “I think with geeks and nerds, if you see it as a negative thing, it could be negative, but if you embrace it, actually to be a geek means a good thing.”, Still, Falck emphasized that “neurodiversity” — or the differences in people’s brains — “is an aspect of individual difference, which really ought to be recognized by society.”, “If you look at those legislations that relate to hate crimes, hate crime is simply about somebody being targeted in a negative way for who they are,” she said. December 19, 2019 | 2:17pm | Updated December 19, 2019 | 3:18pm. Years after "geek culture" has supposedly taken over the world, with popular culture obsessing over Star Wars, Star Trek, comics, and video games, a UK-based psychologist appearing on Britain Today claimed this morning that using "nerd" as a pejorative should be considered hate speech comparable to using racial slurs and gendered insults. So if you liked or did anything outside of that, you really were a lonely weirdo that would never find anyone else that liked to play princesses and aliens. Calling people a 'nerd' and 'geek' should be classed as a hate crime, an academic has said after studying the impact of bullying on high IQ children. In this new arrangement, the nerd is the one who's in a position to look down on the masses. They’re a target for being bullied quite viciously.”. They could consider you pathetic for your weekly D&D games, for being very good at math, for being bad with the opposite sex, for wearing sweater vests or for any number of things, depending on how you further define "nerd," but more on that later. It's intended use is always an insult. Last edited on Jan 11 2011. A year later, Newsweek reported on nerd’s popularity with slang-slinging youth of the day: “… someone who once would be called a drip or a square is now, regrettably, a nerd.” The problem with the Seuss origin theory is that it’s very unlikely teens (who probably weren’t reading Seuss) picked up the word and used it so much that it became a national story—in only a year. It can be argued there really isn't a mainstream anymore, now that all entertainment is a la carte. They're not making any claims about their own intelligence, unless we're considering a detailed knowledge of Farscape trivia to be a display of intelligence these days. Hobbies. In an episode shot in December, the University of East London lecturer Dr Sonja Falck claimed that 'anti IQ insults' can have detrimental effects on people that could last a lifetime. Nerds were supposed to be people on the outside that just couldn't get in. share. There's a number of hobbies that have traditionally been associated with "nerdism," like ham radio, chess, bottlecap collecting and making scale models of anything. But the person receiving this word has to decide which way they want to take it. Jimi Hendrix? Every year since then, though, has seen the development of more and more niche-targeted entertainment, starting from cable and its 500 channels, to satellite radio, to, of course, the Internet. On the program, Falck suggested that ridiculing someone with those two terms — and others like “brainiac” and “egghead” — should have legal consequences. Hate everyone who isn't. 124. No matter which way a person wants to hit it big these days, they've got to master technology and the Internet (or hire someone who can) to get that door open. You're almost done. I'm just going to call you someone with really bad taste. 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Even Urban Dictionary defines a nerd as, “The person you will one day call boss.” Being called a nerd used to be a derogatory term, but nerds are now the new rock stars of our society. The lives of computer moguls like Steve Jobs and the Google guys are actually envied by people. Dr Sonja Falck thinks 'divisive and humiliating' anti-IQ insults can have negative effects that last a lifetime, while @Bobby_Seagull says the move would trivialise actual 'hate crimes' based on disability, race and gender. But if everybody is a nerd, can anybody still be a nerd? Everyone seems to agree that wherever it came from, Happy Days popularized it, with episodes like this one where a She-Devil brings in a nerd for everyone to laugh at (Spoiler: It is Fonzie in disguise). It mainly about the rejection hate crime 's `` last taboo '' that about such a beloved and critically series! You pathetic and uncool any goddamned mechanism for getting it to Beaver, but could. 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