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Old 09-03-2014, 10:25 PM   #31
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There is no difference between geek and nerd.

The difference between a beer geek/nerd and a beer snob is that a beer geek cares what they drink, a beer snob cares what you drink.
you are in denial. you must be a nerd that wishes to be a geek.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:03 AM   #32
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There is no difference between geek and nerd.

The difference between a beer geek/nerd and a beer snob is that a beer geek cares what they drink, a beer snob cares what you drink.
Beer snob also thinks you should care about what they drink. Or is that a beer hipster?
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:17 AM   #33
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Beer snob also thinks you should care about what they drink. Or is that a beer hipster?
Beer hipster liked the beer you're drinking before it got big, but it's too corporate now.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:06 AM   #34
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Beer snob also thinks you should care about what they drink. Or is that a beer hipster?
Sorta. The beer hipster hates sours but drinks them because he thinks they make him look cool, and though he loves BMC he pretends he's only drinking it ironically.
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Sorta. The beer hipster hates sours but drinks them because he thinks they make him look cool, and though he loves BMC he pretends he's only drinking it ironically.
Ha! Nailed it!
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When I think of the distinction between geeks and nerds, I think about my friends who exhibit the symptoms of being either one, and I believe the difference comes down to the social aspects of the two. Both geeks and nerds are super knowledgeable about their area of interest, but a nerd can't turn it off. A geek is revealed only when they're engaged in their area of interest (think sci-fi convention, NHC, socializing with other geeks/nerds), or asked by a non-geek for information, while a nerd is constantly "on point", engaging in their passion at inappropriate times, in inappropriate ways with inappropriate depth in most social situations, and have nothing else to offer, socially. And I think you can exhibit signs of both.

I tend to vacillate between the two, but hang out mostly on the geek side of things. If you look at my house, my car, and watch me at a party, you'd likely never know I was a homebrewer. A few t-shirts are as far as I go. My garage, well that's a whole 'nother story, and on Facebook, where one is supposed to randomly share aspects of themselves, by nerdiness is apparent.

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