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lagatta
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posted 18 October 2003 03:43 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Are they the same, or different? http://slate.msn.com/id/1873/

We know what a nerd is: intelligent and obsessed, but unstylish and klutzy (though the author is wrong about Einstein, who was very dapper as a young man when he made most of his breakthroughs; he only became "ill-groomed" in later life ...).


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flotsom
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posted 18 October 2003 03:57 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is true. The Swabian in his youth was considered something of a rake.

[ 18 October 2003: Message edited by: flotsom ]


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