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How to respond when people call you a nerd

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In this day and age, being a nerd is not such a bad thing. After all, the nerds of today are rich, very, very rich. Look at Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page. Even Urban Dictionary defines a nerd as, “The person you will one day call boss.”

Being called a nerd used to be a derogatory term, but nerds are now the new rock stars of our society. Every kid who codes wants to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, or Sergey Brin.

There is nothing wrong with having the highest IQ within your crew and having your act together in life. The new cool nerds are the full package deal—smart, with great style, confidence from being a smarty pants—and they’re socially accepted.


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Nerds are known to be obsessive about their area of interest and will happily talk your ear off about their favourite subject matter whether that is the game Terraria or marine biology. They take pride in their expertise, and they continue to learn obsessively about their subject matter even if others think they’re geeky.

If someone calls you a nerd, smile and remember it is not at all a bad thing. Use one of our fun comebacks.

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Nerd: We prefer the term intellectual badass.
Do not talk when your mouth is full of lies.
I'm not a nerd. I am just smarter than you.
Nerd: An individual persecuted for their superior skills or intellect, most often by people who fear and envy them.

Jennifer Garner felt like a nerd in high school

Jennifer Garner now has millions of fans but she claims when she was young she was pretty nerdy and never part of the in crowd.

Jennifer Garner Via Wikipedia

I was a real nerd. I wasn’t the popular one, I was one of those girls on the edge of the group. I never wore the right clothes and I had a kind of natural geekiness. I was in the school band and I think that has a bit of a stigma at the age of 13. If you’d asked me what I wanted to be, I would have said something like a librarian.” – Jennifer Garner


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43 Responses

    1. I wear glasses and everybody is roasting me, one dude said “why do you look like a nerd?” so I said back “why do you look like an asshole?” he did not come back to school.

  1. I have a nerd in my class with good comebacks but lately he’s been a jerk and he has to be so smart ass with me. What should I say to this nerd his names Jeremy

    1. Hi Damon,

      Here are a few things that you can say that aren’t too mean. Try these and hopefully he will stop bothering you.

      1) Unless your name is Google, stop acting like you know everything.
      2) Quit trying to be a smart ass when you are just an ass.
      3)Since you know it all, you should know when to shut up.
      4) Where’s your off button?


      1. “I have this boy in my class he keeps making fun of me and saying i’m nerdy and making fun of my glasses I said some of the comebacks on this website but he won’t shut his trap..! Does anyone have an idea of what I should say or do? if you do, please reply to me. It would be greatly appreciated. thank you..”

        1. Say

          “Oh wow thanks for noticing! It could’ve took you 100 years to know that I’m smarter than you.”

    2. Tell him this:

      I know I’m not the nerd here, but I’ve got a fact. Scientist have discovered that around us there are atoms, neutrons, electrons, but they didn’t mention you guys, the morons.

  2. More comebacks:
    – And it doesn’t take one to see you are just a vulgar.
    – Why, thank you! I never knew straight A’s meant I was smart!
    – I’d rather be a nerd now than a waiter/ress later!
    – And you are just calling me that to make yourself feel better about the fact you are an idiot.
    – Being a smart nerd is better than a dumb bully.
    – What?! Wow! You’re so smart for finally figuring out how I’m superior to you! Congrats!

  3. This girl she hates my tall socks .So she calls me long socks and a nerd .She even insult my books and bag .What should I say to her?

  4. Maybe you should say something like
    “A nerd is someone who is smart. Call me a nerd all you want I’ll just take as a compliment”
    “Did you know Nolan Gould, Naya Rivera, Adam Levine, Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron, Zac Efron, Natalie Portman, Anna Kendrick, Alison Brie and Vin Diesel were all nerds. So back off”

  5. The best way is to agree/amplify and not get defensive/aggressive. Shrug it off or say your insults in an excessively joking manner.

  6. Can someone plz tell me what to tell a friend bc she say that I’m A nerd just bc i watch harry potter plz tell me something to tell her bc she just call me nerd just bc i watch harry potter plz

    1. Just cause I have good taste in movies does not mean I’m a nerd.
      If you don’t like Harry Potter remember that in reverse it is Rettop Yrrah which is total rubbish just like your opinion.
      (BTW I love Harry Potter. #Potterhead.

  7. Hey this kid he calls me a nerd and I said ( I am not a nerd I am just smarter than you ) next day I come back I was looking fly they all wanted to go out with me but I said I thought you don’t like nerds

  8. This boy that used to be in my class called me a nerd when I got my new glasses (even though I looked stunning) he wouldn’t stop so I just said” thanks” and he said”wait do you mean that’s supposed to be an insult” and I just said” yes I know but being a nerd is better than being as dumb as you so thanks”
    He never spoke to me again

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