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Nerd is the New Cool

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I mentioned last week that I’ve been enjoying Benjamin Nugent’s American Nerd: The Story of My People, which shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been around my blog long enough to take note of my fascination with words, etymologies, and words like etymology. And yet somehow, in spite of my fully disclosed nerdiness, I have caught more than one person spreading online rumors about me: They’ve said I’m cool. I think cool is subjective, and I’m not particularly interested in dissecting it. What I am interested in is how an acknowledged nerd could be designated a term widely accepted as un-nerdy. What […]