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Pipcard
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03:35:36 PM Jan 7th 2012
edited by Pipcard
"Nerds Are Virgins"

As if virginity was a bad thing. What's wrong with not wanting to get laid? This is one of the few tropes I actually hate, along with You Need to Get Laid.
Wereboar
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06:49:19 PM Jul 9th 2011
The explanation of the word "bachelor" is not true. Originally in meant a 'farmhand' (from Latin 'vacca' - cow), i.e. a young man who didn't have his own home or land, so was rather unlikely to support a family. The term was later extended to other retainers (including a bachelors-at-arms, knights with no land, fighting under the banners of other nobles), and thus it entered the scientific communities where bachelors were considered 'retainers' of accomplished masters and doctors. This way or another it meant 'man too young and too poor to marry'.
octagon
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09:08:06 AM Jun 19th 2010
edited by octagon
129.93.164.26 deleted line 8 with the reason: "Didn't seem to be logical. If someone can explain it or has an anecdote supporting it, it should go back in."

(Improved and hopefully better understandable version of) deleted line: "Sometimes the reason for people becoming geeks or nerds is unrequited love (that is causing escapism), and if the geeks/nerds have romantic attitudes or are in love extremely intensively, they will in some cases choose celibacy."

I was sure that, because There Is no Such Thing as Notability, being a living example is enough of an evidence.
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