All this nerd talk has gotten all the science dorks up in a tizzy -- so much so that they're getting sloppy with their diction. The real nerds in the hizzy know that nerdiness is not synonymous with geekiness. In our little back-channel for ScienceBlogs bloggers, Janet promised us a geeky limerick. Here's what she delivered. Hardly geeky. Definitely nerdy and dorky. But not geeky. This is a geeky limerick:
There once was a man from Nantucket
Who put chicken heads in a bucket.
When he drove out to Worcester
He brought along a rooster,
And bit the head off of a freakin' live chicken!!!!!!
Geeks work sideshows. Nerds are book smart. Dorks are socially challenged nerds. Dweebs are just socially challenged. A real nerd knows his social stereotype taxonomy.
Maybe some of us are just taking the big-tent approach to nerds, geeks, dweebs, and dorks.
(Also, I understand there may be an East Coast/West Coast shift in what geek and nerd are used to designate.)
But hey, if you want to keep biting the heads off of fowl, I respect your choioce to do so.
How does the east coast/west coast thing work? Cause I was raised out west and now live in the east, and you (Janet) were raised out east and now live in the west.