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Unread 08-19-2014, 08:18 AM   #1
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"Nifty Nerd" Connotation?

Just randomly curious here....If I said "You're a nifty nerd" what would you guys say would be the connotation of the use of nifty? -How would you react; what would you feel/think in response to that word?

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Unread 08-19-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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I personally think "nifty" has a positive connotation--I read it as either "cool" or "interesting" though the phrase "nifty nerd" also sounds to me like it could be the title of a DIY cosplay tutorial series.
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Unread 08-19-2014, 08:31 AM   #3
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I'm with lelechan. Nifty has always been a positive word to me. A bit retro, but there's nothing wrong with that.

And that would be an awesome DIY series title!
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Unread 08-19-2014, 09:22 AM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback guys!

I actually want to start a nerdy DIY blog. Was considering using the name The Nifty Nerd or Nifty Nerdables. I wasn't sure how others would respond to the word though....was afraid it was too outdated or something similar.

Other input welcome! -Whether you agree with the above 2 or not

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Unread 08-19-2014, 12:02 PM   #5
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I have always enjoyed the word nifty. I think of it as a softer form of interesting. I usually associate it when an action... Like a nifty method of doing something. And always in a positive way.
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it's a very cute title!
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I like the titles.
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Nifty is something used more in the UK, I think. I've heard it occasionally and there's no doubt over here it has a positive connotation.
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Unread 08-19-2014, 08:56 PM   #9
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I think it is a great title! Nifty is one of my favorite words.
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Unread 08-19-2014, 09:13 PM   #10
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It's a cute title. I think Nifty's fitting, especially since so many DIY blogs (at least for clothing/accessories) have retro/vintage-themed crafts.
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I personally say nifty at least once a day at some point lol I like the word and think it had a nice ring in this sense.
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I think that's perfect for a blog, it's catchy & cute. I think nifty has a positive connotation, I usually use it when talking about something that's both interesting and clever, like a nifty contraption.
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Thanks for all the feedback! The Nifty Nerd will launch in roughly 2 weeks!
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