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    Default School Nerds/Geeks

    Virtually every school has their nerds/geeks, our school being no exception

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Great thread idea here, that you have had Twocky!! My School's certainly had one or 2 - I had one friend, he was'nt geeky etc but like borderd on it and you could tell life was a breeze (and not as he was the kind of guy to repeat lines/phrases from TV/Fiilms etc, etc - you could tell his insticts/how he re-acted as he borderd on it often

    At my first Secondary - I knew 2 guys - one who moved up from the Midlands and I feel terrible even now for mocking his accent (as we was all well rough and common guys). Then I knew another guy there - I'll call him Paul for argumnent's sake (in-case he ever looked in on here, as his name was not commn then for a guy), and he always said (though he was a year or so younger than me) to my relatives "does so and so want to play in the park etc", but invarably I said no but feel guilty on that too - as I am sure these day's through mutual friends, that he was the nicest guy you could wish to meet - but it was just how he said it that put me off (as though I dunno if he was a Computer games lad etc) he just talked so correct and proper that it seemed like nothing interested him re playing out of doors and the like

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    When I was at school they were called "boffins" or "boffs". There was a group of them that weere all friends at my school, about 5 of them. They were very clever and wore blazers or had briefcases (think Will from The Inbetweeners) even though these were not required school attire.

    I was interested in doing Computer Studies at school, I was in more advanced Maths classes to my mates, so I didn't want to feel even more nerdy than them by also doing Computer Studies with the boffs. Wish i'd just done what I wanted now instead of feeling like I needed to make a point.

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    When I was in school the geek population was divided into three distinct groups: The Maths/Science Geeks, History Geeks and Music Geeks (they were the school marching band). The history geeks also tended to be the Dungeons & Dragons crowd.

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    Way back mid 70's I claim to fame as the nerd/geek

    Well before the advent of the internet I was a whizz on the BBC 128's, Dragon 32's, Commodore's etc etc

    There was no programme I could not write

    I loved to personalise computer games to a particular person for them to play

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    When I was at school they were called "boffins" or "boffs". There was a group of them that weere all friends at my school, about 5 of them. They were very clever and wore blazers or had briefcases (think Will from The Inbetweeners) even though these were not required school attire.

    I was interested in doing Computer Studies at school, I was in more advanced Maths classes to my mates, so I didn't want to feel even more nerdy than them by also doing Computer Studies with the boffs. Wish i'd just done what I wanted now instead of feeling like I needed to make a point.
    We had those kind too Mullentino - I recall first day in 1st Year (my best friend or 2 - far from them being Geeks/Nerds) said to me "why you not wearing a/the Jumper" (and it was'nt regulation in had to be worn, as it was by choice), but I'd mnade a choice to wear one totally set out on the days I wanted to at High School - being the experience you only havee once - and no-one would stop me

    I would not say I have OCD, - but parts/traits may-be and ever since those day's my choices (School or not - was "go my own way" as Fleetwood Mac would say in "Go Your Own Way". I guess this earned my Geek Status (again not as I was either) but I was a terrific BookWorm back then (and still am) and also a lover of Conventionaly practical subjects (which a few best Friends struggled to understand/get their Head around by saying - why use choosen Coolkery/H.E).

    Admitted I am rubbish at setting the Oven - even now and need a tad bit of help, but I have always loved Cookery and Catering when I have the chance/option (which I guess I inherited from late Gran and Great Aunt) where the Baking is allmost as good as theirs was

    I agree with you about Computers and Studying of it - our's was rubbish in relation to what we got taught - i learned more about the Art/Graphic and lesser so CAD from a sort of friend. Fair play to you mate for admitting about wishing you'd done what you wanted - as these days - even 30 years on from my first experienc of a Computer (par a game plugged into the TV) I would still never consider them nerdy/geeky etc - regardless of the role they play in life these days!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sChav View Post
    WFair play to you mate for admitting about wishing you'd done what you wanted - as these days - even 30 years on from my first experienc of a Computer (par a game plugged into the TV) I would still never consider them nerdy/geeky etc - regardless of the role they play in life these days!
    Aye, back then, those of us that were interested in computers were called geeks and nerds, yet many years later with the advent of the internet, a much broader spectrum of people got into using computers, nowadays everyone does in some respects, but now it's those of us that work in IT that are still considered the geeks/nerds/spods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    Aye, back then, those of us that were interested in computers were called geeks and nerds, yet many years later with the advent of the internet, a much broader spectrum of people got into using computers, nowadays everyone does in some respects, but now it's those of us that work in IT that are still considered the geeks/nerds/spods.
    Highly true indeed Mullentino!!, who'd ever hgave thought otherwise indeed yeah mate!!

    Talking about Geeks/Nerds though - what do you think about hardly any of them had their ties with just the thin part out - like Me and You plus Daz on here!!? If any did they had them well, well long length-wise (and even then doing them thin was the preserve of the Popular Guys) mainly at main and the Wannabees a bitv lol

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    I do think that a lot of kids worry about themselves being the nerd or geek - the fact that one is supposed to be the same as one's peer group, wear the same uniform, attend the same classes, etc. Or be ahead or behind with one's peer group.

    I was the only one who wore glasses from Years 1 to 6, so cue a lot of "odd one out" speculation there. I know that my social difficulties so many years later had stemmed from school days, and the fact that I knew that I was different back then, but didn't know why I was. I bet that Roy Cropper in Coronation Street was one as a child.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I do think that a lot of kids worry about themselves being the nerd or geek - the fact that one is supposed to be the same as one's peer group, wear the same uniform, attend the same classes, etc. Or be ahead or behind with one's peer group.

    I was the only one who wore glasses from Years 1 to 6, so cue a lot of "odd one out" speculation there. I know that my social difficulties so many years later had stemmed from school days, and the fact that I knew that I was different back then, but didn't know why I was. I bet that Roy Cropper in Coronation Street was one as a child.
    Same for me, George - I experienced all this how you describe/mention and wore Glasses at times too

    You are right about Roy Cropper I think - but it is far, far from anything to be ashamed to be as so I think

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