So I learned this in a class that I eventually dropped. In the middle of lecture he wanted to take a break so he started talking about where the word “nerd” came from.
Basically, back in the day, the people who would go out and party and drink on Friday nights and/or weekends would notice that other students would stay in and study – they were doing the opposite of everyone else. So, they started referring to those studious students as “knurd”, which is “drunk” spelled backwards. Pretty interesting, huh? I guess I am a nerd, and happy to be one too.
During the break of the lecture the professor also asked if anyone had a good joke to tell. He looked around for like 10 seconds and no one said anything. Then he picked on a couple random people and said, “Come on, do you have a good joke?” Both times each person said, “Uh yeah, no I don’t.” Finally, the professor says, “Oh my gosh. You guys are all nerds.”
Keep in mind, this is coming from the professor who is an Indian guy with glasses and a slight accent, and who is teaching a course titled “Microwave Theory, Devices, and Applications.”