I love Theodor Geisel. He is my kind of nerd. His books were a wonderful window into imagination when I was a child. My boys are too old now for it really but I still very much enjoy reading Dr. Seuss to my friend Jim’s little girl. I was recently on the hunt for tidbit of info and discovered with a large grin that my hunt and the good Doctor intersected in a rather comical way.
I was looking into the origins of the word “nerd”. It seems that in 1950 the term “nerd” was first used by Dr. Seuss in the book “If I ran the Zoo”. It was a description of a little creature and had little to do with the common term we all know today.
Just thought you all might enjoy that bit of info. It made me laugh.