July 29, 2007

A Nerd Is Defined As...

..."hyperwhite?" Well, by the New York Times anyway. And that conclusion is based on the "research" of Mary Bucholtz, a linguist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Of course, her research was conducted "mainly in California" amongst "different crowds" asked about the idea of "nerdiness."

This definition is so distressing/lacking that members of the Carl Brandon listserv on Yahoo is drafting a letter of response to the Times. I'll keep y'all posted.

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Posted by ronn at July 29, 2007 11:18 AM

That definition is quite lame and demeaning. On a happier note, Happy Birthday Ronn! Posted by: James [TypeKey Profile Page] on July 31, 2007 09:10 AM
Thanks for the Bday wishes Papi, both here and via phone. I'll call you in a bit... on the WEAK Coast! ;-) Posted by: ronn [TypeKey Profile Page] on July 31, 2007 11:28 AM
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