Posts Tagged: nerd
The role-playing fantasy game, Dungeons & Dragons, has just turned 40. And along with its enduring popularity comes a literary legacy:
For certain writers, especially those raised in the 1970s and ’80s, all that time spent in basements has paid off.
The etymology of the term “nerd” involves a lot of abbreviation, according to English actor, comedian and writer Simon Pegg. However, there’s a lack of fact-checking and historical verification there.
American slang adopted the word over fifty years ago, but its origins remain obscure....more