Definitions

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  • n. The practices or behaviours of nerds; nerdiness.

Etymologies

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nerd +‎ -ism

Examples

  • The phrase "clomping foot of nerdism" is deeply apt.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • The reaction against what Harrison wrote, that bit about the "great clomping boot of nerdism," is the hypocrisy.

    The Latest Teacup Tempest

  • So telling me that worldbuilding is a form of "nerdism" doesn't help me understand what's wrong with worldbuilding.

    M John Harrison on worldbuilding (and me on my Saturday)

  • All this interest in imaginary people fighting other imaginary people while their respective fans pontificate about who would win and why has already prompted one well regarded book blog to denounce the whole thing as nerdism.

    Cage Matches

  • Apr. 11th, 2010 06: 46 pm (UTC) "... has already prompted one well regarded book blog to denounce the whole thing as nerdism."

    Cage Matches

  • The “clomping foot of nerdism” has been hacked off and chucked away.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Ultimately, an obdurate insistence on the capacity of the worldscape to function as an imaginative playground and an indifference to the actual craft of writing may lead a writer to coin a term like "the clomping foot of nerdism." posted by Hal Duncan | 6: 55 AM

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Quality aside, New Moon is more of the same top-down branding; I just can't see suburban girls clamoring for the highbrow nerdism of Grizzly Bear.

    Bear Chasers

  • This is evident in one of the reactions to M. John Harrison's "clomping foot of nerdism" dismissal of worldbuilding, a thread on the Deep Genre blog where the importance of this versimilitude was stressed in a number of comments.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Pedantry for the sake of expressing one's own obsessive fascination is pretty much the definition of nerdism.

    Archive 2007-03-01

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