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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Geek vs Nerd

pwtb - Geek vs Nerd: "How would you differentiate between a geek and a nerd? The geeks and nerds themselves do not agree with most definitions, for some obvious reasons, and some say that the dictionaries are wrong.

geek
n.slang

* A person regarded as foolish, inept or clumsy
* A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.
* A carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken.

nerd also nurd
n.slang

* A foolish, inept, or unattractive person.
* A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.

If you look into the dictionary a geek or a nerd is probably the last person you would ever want to become. They are said to be foolish, clumsy, single-minded and socially inept."