I asked one of my new friends(a week), "On a scale of 1-10 how nerdy are you? Where do you fall?" She is from Chile and she said the question was very rude there. But I don't understand why. I only meant to ask whether she was a studious person or a more socializing person.
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Being a 'nerd' implies that someone is more interested in things than in people. And that is deemed, by some, as being an unsociable thing. Therefore it becomes something not to be invited, to be thought of as one of those persons.
Thus it becomes rude to say that someone is a 'nerd'