Nerds and Geeks

Nerds and Geeks (Kairosnews)

Over on KairosNews, blacklily8 playfully taunts editor Charlie, “Can you tell me what the difference is between a geek a nerd? You seem to be the expert!

I had a minute before heading home for the day, and thus spake Google:

The Jargon Lexicon notes that the word “nerd” probably derives from the Dr. Seuss book “If I Ran the Circus,” but as I recall reading that book to my son (it was one of a dozen or so Seuss books we regularly checked out of the library) I’m fairly sure it was spelled “nurd”.