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Where does the word nerd come from?

nerd nəːd/ noun
informal a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious. "I was a serious nerd until I discovered girls and cars" synonyms:bore, dull person;

What is an emoji? An emoticon?

The emoticon :)—a colon followed by a parenthesis—is a visual representation ofa smiley face turned sideways.

What is hype? Where does the word come from?

The first dictionary definition of hype (1967) was 'excessive or misleading publicity or advertising'.