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The False Modesty of 'Nerds'

Bo94 Wrote: May 02, 2012 4:50 PM
That's why you always need a Cleric in your party. They can fight, too, you know. You shouldn't always be like "Ranger this, Fighter that, my Hobbit Thief steals your torch."
Dan107 Wrote: May 03, 2012 6:58 AM
Wow! I missed something growing up, it seems... What the hell are you people talking about??
The_Nerd_Warrior Wrote: May 02, 2012 11:23 PM
Translate as: "Act in such a manner that you say/do/think (blank)".
It's more than colloquial, more than slang... it's like some sort of shorthand slang.

But if its prolific nature is any indication, it's probably here to stay, so...

... we'll probably have to get used to it. [shrug]
ron73 Wrote: May 02, 2012 9:35 PM
Actually, I don't know much about this - I heard it from my grandson. But, I am responding so I can tell you to stop saying "you shouldn't always BE LIKE" (shudder). I don't know what "be like" means, and people who say it need to retake an English class. I am a retired teacher, and am embarrassed, because you might be a high school graduate who got a diploma while speaking and writing so poorly. If I had been your English teacher, you would have received an "F".
Mark in CA Wrote: May 02, 2012 6:41 PM
But I always thought it was ridiculous that clerics couldn't wield swords just because they weren't supposed to shed blood. I mean cracking someone's head open with a mace isn't going to cause a blood splatter?

Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D). I know about the Golden Age of Comics (as in comic books -- if you thought that was a reference to Bob Newhart's heyday, subtract 20 nerd points right there).

Anyway, if you spend any time in Washington you'll find nerds. What happens is most of them sublimate their fixations with comics, or baseball cards, or 1960s...