If I Ran The Zoo, By Theodor Seuss Geisel

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When you hear the word nerd, what image appears in your mind? Is it a lonely bairn with glasses, a bow tie, and suspenders who is extremely intellectual and enjoys computers and mathematics? This is the stereotypical nerd. A real nerd, however, does not necessarily need to fit this distinct mold that is set by society. I believe that due to this common portrayal of a nerd, the true definition is misunderstood and incorrectly applied. After conducting extensive research, the definition that I have compiled, and believe best suits the word is, somebody who possesses the two qualities of being bright and socially awkward. The word nerd was first coined by Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. It appeared in his book entitled If I Ran the Zoo. He utilized it to describe one of his animals, “and…show more content…
Megan Fox once stated, “I am the biggest nerd!” She is not the first person that comes to mind when nerds are brought into discussion. Fox easily could be smart and the public is not aware of it, but she does not fit the rest of the mold. She is missing the socially awkward piece. Fox is constantly in the limelight, whether she is doing interviews, on the camera, at red carpet premieres, or in a photo shoot. Somebody who is genuinely a nerd would be petrified doing all of those activities. They would not be able to complete all of these actions successfully in the manner that Fox does. Another aspect is that nerds are not something to be sexualized. People nowadays are into wearing sexy Halloween costumes. There have been recreations of sexy nerd costumes. It is one of the first results that pops up on a search engine when the word nerd is looked up. These are not accurate depictions of nerds. This is partially why the synonyms are misrepresentative. The synonyms concur with being stupid, on the grounds that people who wear these costumes assumably do not have the same intellectual capacity as a

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