November 1, 2003

First Nerd

According everything I've been able to discover, the word "nerd" first appeared in 1950 in Dr. Seuss's If I Ran the Zoo:

Dr. Seuss's Nerd:
"And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo And Bring Back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Proo a Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too! “

From Nerd Corner: A Brief History of the Nerd

Posted by Vanderleun at November 1, 2003 10:45 PM
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