This perhaps doesn't even qualify as something nerds like, but rather are entirely unable to avoid doing--the use of words that the majority of the population would think are only found in mathematics textbooks. The field of mathematics is so lush with terms that describe so specifically our environment that it's hard to resist the use of them, even when talking to my 7-year old cousin about the crayons she was using to deface her dollhouse. Sample conversation:
Cousin: I like blue
Me: Any particular shades of blue?
Me: Ok, but blue isn't a proper subset of blue, so what I'm asking is...
Apparently the Great Blue Defense works for more things than just the Color-Country game.
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