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I originally saw this question here, and it made me wonder.

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The correct word would be nerdosity, since the root form nerd has no i in it. – Oldcat Dec 12 '14 at 1:38
@Oldcat It would just be from nerdy, rather than nerd directly. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Dec 12 '14 at 1:50
I can say with great nerditude that I have never used the term nerdiosity in the past and hope never to do so in the future. – Sven Yargs Dec 12 '14 at 3:27

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  • I've never heard it before
  • It looks like a reasonable sounding construction
  • it's not in any online dictionary
  • it has a google score (as of this moment) of 1060 hits
  • ...but most of those hits are about "Is 'nerdiosity' a word?"
  • if enough people start using it in a consistent manner then it might be considered a 'real' word.
  • I think 'nerdiness' is the appropriate existing term for the expected concept (gscore of 354,000), but that's kinda nerdy to point that out.
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Well it is now! – mgb Apr 23 '11 at 19:54
Actually I found "Nerdishness"... – Alenanno Apr 23 '11 at 22:47

Being a nerd, I have to say. It is not a word, word. Like, it is not in the dictionary. But, being as people know it, i'd say it is only as real as BFF. (Best Friends Forever) They are in REAL words, but real in the human mind. There are two different aspects to this decision.

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Welcome to English Language & Usage @HawkJade93. This site is different - it's not a discussion (although you can use chat for that). It is a site where good answers should become definitive references. – andy256 Dec 12 '14 at 1:42

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