9 Ways to Spot a Fake Nerd

They wear black-rimmed glasses — not because they’re prescription but because they’re “the trend.” Celebrities such as rappers Kanye West and Jay Z and singer Justin Timberlake have made the look popular in mainstream culture.

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They wear gingham prints. Elle Magazine’s article The Best Gingham Prints For Spring shows just how hipsters are commodifying nerd culture. You’re just as likely to catch the print on A-list celebrities walking the red carpet as you are to spot it on your local nerd.

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They do not know the name of the characters on their shirts. When Transformers actress Megan Fox wears a crop top Star Wars T-shirt, you know it’s just not the same as if Urkel would’ve rocked it.

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They only know the Marvel Comics and other characters from the movies. As Comic-Con culture catches mainstream attention, hipsters, posers and nerds alike converge, and the lines between them become even blurrier.

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