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November 21, 2013 • Episode, Trends • 1 hour • Comments (0)

Episode 78: What does “nerd” mean now?

Justin Donaldson joins Jen to chat about the word “nerd,” and how its meaning has changed over the years. From its origin as slang for “square” in the 1950s to the connotation closer to “cool” that it has today, nerds have been wearing the term as a badge of honor for some time whether it was semantically positive or negative. There are even faux-nerds now! If only Jen could tell her 6-year old self not to worry…

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