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View Poll Results: What is to become of the "nerd"?
Leave us alone, they just don't understand. 5 33.33%
Evolve into guru/master/expert in status and title. 8 53.33%
Call out every other nerd no matter what they nerd about. 2 13.33%
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Old 09-06-04, 01:04 AM   #13
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Instead of coming up with alternate terminology, I'm all for making "gamer" synonmous with "elite cyber sportsman".

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Old 09-06-04, 01:17 AM   #14
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"Spelt" is not a word, you git!
Yes it is!

Spelt Spelt, n. AS. spelt, fr. L. spelta. (Bot.)
A species of grain (Triticum Spelta) much cultivated for
food in Germany and Switzerland; -- called also German
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Old 09-06-04, 03:20 AM   #15
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i dont think its a negative stigma at all. when i go to clubs, dance with a girl and she asks me what i do for a living, i tell her i'm a computer nerd. after that she laughs and probably assumes i have money. nerds are in
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Old 09-06-04, 04:06 AM   #16
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Until she realises that just cause you're a nerd doesn't mean you have any talent?
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Old 09-06-04, 07:08 AM   #17
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Yes it is!

Spelt Spelt, n. AS. spelt, fr. L. spelta. (Bot.)
A species of grain (Triticum Spelta) much cultivated for
food in Germany and Switzerland; -- called also German
wheat.
Actually the 'Oxford popular Dictionary' on my desk says:
Spelt: see spell 2

also see
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=spelt

Maybe it's because my first langauge is English as opposed to American

I'm a computer programmer, so it depends on who asks what I say. Software Engineer sounds good but I think it still = nerd, but nerd with money( not that that is actually true )
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Either way gib is wrong, and thats all that matters
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Old 09-06-04, 07:31 AM   #19
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Did you mean:

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Originally Posted by http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=spelt
1 Audio pronunciation of "spelt" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (splt)
n.

A hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe.
Ah, good old hardy wheats.
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Instead of coming up with alternate terminology, I'm all for making "gamer" synonmous with "elite cyber sportsman".

(btw, welcome back, Brian!)

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Ah, good old hardy wheats.

No. From the same url:
spelt2 Audio pronunciation of "spelt" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (splt)
v.

A past tense and a past participle of spell1.

OTOH:
Maybe your comment was more along the lines of:
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=sarcasm
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