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Gengeekius or Gennerdius

The accepted, admired and appreciated art of being highly intelligent, though usually construed as socially awkward and misunderstood.

By Novel AllenPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Gengeekius or Gennerdius
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Neerda was recalling her years growing up, of always feeling awkward and out of place as a child. She had been shy, lonely, insecure and somehow felt like the odd duck in the pond. Many of us can identify with her, Jeng thought to himself as he listened to her speak of her feelings, which reminded him of his own childhood.

A pact will be forever forged here, Gyek spoke up, she too was a member of the genius club of outcasts. We shall spread the word :

Geeks and nerds will no longer be described as eccentric or non-mainstream people. In current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast obsessed with hobbies or intellectual pursuits. Left in the past will be the generally pejorative meaning of a peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, boring, or socially awkward.

It's the 21st century, geeks and nerds have reclaimed their genius as special members of their own fandoms, as a new and positive time of the geek/nerd uprising has taken root and will continue in strength and numbers. These terms now demand reverence, lack of malice, and to be used as a source of pride. Now referring simply to "someone who is interested in a subject (usually intellectual or complex) for its own sake".

"Should we coin names for our new selective club". Neerda asked, feeling renewed and liberated.


All three engaged in a heated geek/nerd positive rebranding debate.

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  • Randy Wayne Jellison-Knock4 months ago

    Better than the retort made in "Broadcast News": "You'll never make over $15,000 a year."

  • Catherine Nyomenda4 months ago

    She did it again. Bravo for your creativity and marvelous story.

  • This was so sweet of you, to write this as a tribute to all gengeekians and gennerdians! I loved your story so much!

  • Mother Combs4 months ago

    Sheldon approves this story, and so do I

  • Joe Patterson4 months ago

    As a lifelong geek/nerd I approve this.

  • Darkos4 months ago

    Great I love this microfiction the pronunciation of words I still learn to say it quickly Haha

  • Grz Colm4 months ago

    Who you calling a gennerdian?!! 😁

  • Hannah Moore4 months ago

    I love how they debate it at the end!

  • Naveed 4 months ago

    well-written and thought-provoking. It's an important message that needs to be heard, and I'm glad that you're sharing it with the world.

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