Saturday, April 26, 2008

Nerd, geek or dork?

The nerd/geek thing seems to come up a bit when knitters get together, and this past week a friend and I were discussing nerds and geeks, what each means and whether there's a difference (deep, I know).

By complete coincidence I stumbled across a discussion thread on Ravelry which covered the very same topic.
Participants in the thread were posting and discussing their results from an online quiz - nerd, geek or dork?

Here's my results =)

Your Score: Modern, Cool Nerd

73 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 39% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!

You can find out whether you're a nerd, dork or geek here!
Ooooh, and do share =)



  1. That quiz was so funny! It seems that I am 82 % Nerd, 69% Geek, 30% Dork. Hmm, not sure how I feel about that...

  2. I've always suspected you were more than the average woman, Kuka - and now its confirmed, since you're 164% altogether!!!

  3. I'd say that's pretty damn fitting as a description of you!

  4. Awwwwwoooo! I'm 78 Nerd, 60 Geek and 26 dork! very funny!

    Hippo Birdy 2 ewe!

  5. Our Nerdiness and Geekiness is exactly the same, I am less dorky, but let's face it, in my old life as a teacher in Primary school I had to 'pass' for normal!!!!


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