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The nerd is approaching the berk or there is a mediocritizing going on?
It's the nerds that gave us health and comfort, the berks who have given most of us grief. When the lines cross we could have a Golden Age.
Is this graph based on the prevalence of the types of people, or the usage of the words?
@P: The latter, but one can only hope.
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@James - absolutely.@Sackerson - should we be buying 'chav' though?
@P: Apparently not: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=nerd%2Cchav&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cnerd%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cchav%3B%2Cc0
What are you talking about? Nothing makes sense
@Jim: "berk" is rhyming slang for a despicable type of person (from "Berkeley Hunt"...); "nerd" as you know, the despised swotty pencil-neck geeks who invented everything that has given us longer life and unbelievable comforts. I'm merely hoping the the latter will soon outnumber and outrank the former.
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