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nerd

1. Someone considered uncool and eccentric, typically due to being passionate about interests that are not generally popular, and perhaps also to being somewhat socially inept. Used in a derogatory way. What a nerd! Probably has his room covered in that weeaboo anime stuff. I was considered a nerd in elementary school because I was in the band and actually cared about my grades. You're not one of those science nerds, are you?
2. Someone unabashedly passionate about a very specific interest or interests. Used as a term of endearment or pride. Aw, look at our little nerd over there, obsessing over her science fair project. The conference is a great place for robotics nerds like me.

nerd

and nurd (nɚd)
n. a dull and bookish person, usually a male. That whole gang of boys is just a bunch of nurds.

nurd

verb
See nerd
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However, it is elusive of the mechanism and whether or not these repressions by Bcl11b are done through the association with NuRD or others.
(2005) BCL11B functionally associates with the NuRD complex in T lymphocytes to repress targeted promoter.
What I strongly suspect is that some of the legions of upwardly mobile inadequate middle-management nurds, who would have scornfully dismissed Sir Alex, would then have turned up at their own workplace and unfairly chewed out or even sacked some poor creature without a second thought.
But Rare is still something of an icon to game nurds and industry insiders.
Are they a) Narns; b) Norns; C) Nurds? To enter phone 0901 380 1210.