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Where does the word nerd come from? Difference between a geek and a nerd?

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

synonyms: bore, dull person; "a computer nerd"
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What is kabuki theatre? How is this term used in politics?

Kabuki theatre is classical Japanese dance-drama, with very stylised action, masks and heavy make-up. It dates back to the early 17th century and is sometimes translated as 'the art of singing and dancing. 

Where does the word baseball come from?

The earliest reference to baseball comes in a diary entry of a Surrey solicitor, William Bray.

Why is English not the official language of England?

58 countries list English as an official language - but not the UK. 

Which countries do not have an official language?

According to Henry Hitchings Language Wars (2011) these nations do not currently have an official primary language:

Why does the USA not have an official language?

58 countries have English as an official language - but not the USA.