Something we didn’t cover much in our post yesterday is, are the contestants geeks or nerds? There has been some hubbub about this, but it seems like there always is. We feel like we have covered this conversation a bit in our Geek Versus Nerd post. A solid read if you haven’t read that one before – the dictionary definitions, in particular, are a bit disturbing for geek and nerd.
While we felt like we have definitions of what geek and nerd mean, the commenters disagreed and people we talk to… everyone seems to view this a bit differently. Some people proudly accept the mantle, and so then people like them are geeks or nerds. Others decide it is people more socially awkward, or into other things, than they are. And who’s to say who’s right? Self-definition seems to run into the “real” geeks and nerds creating things like the fake geek girl meme.
So what does this mean for the show? Continue reading