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Nerd in 1950, A Geisel invention

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.

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