They are? When I was in high school, anyone with an IQ of more than 100 or so was a “nerd” by the local party animals..Like many of my contemporaries, I was a “nerd” because I was into the outdoors. The girls just wanted to party. Most still do after a quarter century. It said something when I went back for my M.S. that the exchange student girls liked seeing the flower displays in the region, but the American girls always saw things in terms of parties.