if somebody sees me reading a comic book they'll say"comics?..that's some nerd shit" and i get the same thing if i talk about some sci-fi tv show,movie,or book. but what i get alot is when i'll explain some sort of scientific reasoning or theory about something is..."damn..you know that? but you don't look like a nerd." is it just me and the wierd shit that i go through in this confusing 38 years of existence? or am i out of the loop on what a "nerd" is now i've been in this situation with people from all walks of life,and i get the same reaction..except when i'm at the comic book shop,or when i'm at a museum of course..LOL but to anybody else here on the site..is there one meaning to the word?and what really makes a person a "NERD"?