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nerd +‎ -ery

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nerdery (uncountable)

  1. (informal) nerdish behaviour or attitudes
    • 2009, Simon Garfield, The Error World: An Affair with Stamps
      'Stamps were made for computers,' he told me, 'because they look beautiful when scanned and enlarged, it's so easy to catalogue and trade them, and the nerdery of stamps and the early nerdery of computers were made for each other. []
    • 2011: Brian Eno, in a Believer interview
      I've occasionally dreamed ideas for types of music. One was called "reality" score and it involved the use of samples. Every sound was sampled from a momentous historical recording-the snare drum was a recording of the shot that killed President Kennedy, and so on. I still think this could be great, but I don't have the necessary persistence and nerdery to actually get it done.

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