1. a stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person.
2. a term often bearing a derogatory connotation or stereotype, that refers to a person who passionately pursues intellectual activities, esoteric knowledge, or other obscure interests that are age-inappropriate rather than engaging in more social or popular activities.
Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Galactica, Wrld of Warcraft, Firefly, Heroes, Star Trek. Statistically speaking, it’s likely that you’re familiar with and enjoy one of these fine intellectual properties. Many have. Some pay the price for it. It’s a double-edged sword to enjoy what the majority of society considers “nerdy”. If you watch, read or play anything that has even a veneer of intelligence, you’re socially dead outside your little circle of wizard friends and Jedi acquaintances (please note the capitalization of “Jedi”). Read More…