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nerd English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Sep 17 2018

Themes: Hobbies, School, Work

Quote

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“I’m wearing my new glasses, which I love so much. But because I have glasses, now I get called a nerd all the time.”

—Ebaby!’s Sheila, speaking about jokes that she is too smart

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Definition

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smart person; person who knows a lot but has few friends

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Recently, Sheila got glasses. She loves being able to see! But her friends joke and call her a nerd. Sheila likes being smart, and she loves her stylish glasses. But she doesn’t like people making fun of her because she is smart.

There is a long history of kids making fun of other kids by calling them nerds. Today, many of these kids are older, and they are proud to be nerds. But people should be very careful when they use this expression. It’s OK to call yourself a nerd, but many people think it is rude to call others by this name. Did anyone ever call you a nerd? Are you proud to be smart?

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Examples

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“Danny is a nerd, but his sister is one of the most popular girls at school.”

“The nerds from high school have the best jobs and the most money now.”

“I prefer nerds! In my opinion, they are smart, kind, and cute, but people ignore them.”

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asef

Afghanistan

I don’t really care what the people call me,We always criticized by some particular people not only by wearing glasses but in all aspect of life . so if we listen to what people say or judge we will lost in our life, For me i will show no reaction if i called nerd.

04:06 AM Sep 17 2018 |

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hermitlady

China

 no.  but i like a nerd. i prefer to being called a nerd. because i always thing a nerd represents a cultural person.  and i like to being a literate person…...

03:50 AM Sep 17 2018 |

ahmadnadri

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I got called nerd when I was younger but I proud.

07:19 PM Sep 16 2018 |

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