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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hope For Humanity


9 comments:

James Higham said...

The nerd is approaching the berk or there is a mediocritizing going on?

Sackerson said...

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.

Paddington said...

Is this graph based on the prevalence of the types of people, or the usage of the words?

Sackerson said...

@P: The latter, but one can only hope.

James Higham said...

Support your local nerd today.

Paddington said...

@James - absolutely.

@Sackerson - should we be buying 'chav' though?

Sackerson said...

@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

Jim in San Marcos said...

What are you talking about? Nothing makes sense

Sackerson said...

@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.