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Nerd vs. Geek

Books that make great gifts for language-lovers, the difference between a nerd and a geek, and talk about a new term, poutrage, and what do you call the crust in the corners of your eyes after a night’s sleep?

When “Bad Writing” is Good

Ahoy! In this week’s brand-spankin’-new episode: Great gifts for language lovers, nerds vs. geeks, “tow the line” vs. “toe the line,” the slang term “poutrage,” and the crust in the corners of your...

Geek or Nerd?

What’s the difference between a geek and a nerd? An Ohio professor of popular culture wants to talk about it. Here’s the a MetaFilter thread and a Venn diagram about the differences. This is part of a complete episode.

Reading the OED from A to Z (minicast)

Word nerd Ammon Shea quit his job as a furniture mover in New York City to spend an entire year reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary. The result, in addition to eyestrain, headaches, and skeptics’ puzzlement, was Shea’s new book...

porn stache

porn stache  n.— «i forgot to mention the molester/nerd/porn stache your sporting.» —“more proof for the pot” by Nerd Slayer LA.Indymedia.org (Los Angeles, California) Sept. 9, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued...


D-girl  n.— «The idea came from Kitty, a D-girl (or, in wicked Hooeywood parlance, “Development Slut”) from the TV division of Genius Nerd Films.» —“Running down Lunacy Lane with a D-girl” by Ms. Gonick San...

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