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Workshop: Neckbeard

Last posted Mar 27, 2013 at 07:45PM EDT. Added Mar 22, 2013 at 05:40PM EDT
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According to Urban Dictionary in 2005, a neckbeard, when used to describe a person, refers to:

2. (n) Derogatory term for slovenly nerdy people who have no sense of hygene or grooming. Often related to hobbies such as card gaming, video gaming, anime, et. al.

One of the best examples of a neckbeard we have already is Butthurt Dweller, but where did the term come from?

Mar 22, 2013 at 05:40PM EDT
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2spooky the invisible windigo wrote:

Goddamn this picture makes me laugh everytime.
Also, neckbeard is usually synonymous with autism on 4chan.

Mar 22, 2013 at 05:55PM EDT
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It probably comes from how a lot of early-20’s guys can only grow neckbeards. A lot of nerds are presumed to be 20 year old recluses, either super skinny or complete lardasses. It’s probably an insult grown from stereotypical nerds.

@Windigo: I bow in awe of this magnificent specimen of neckbeard.

Mar 22, 2013 at 06:06PM EDT
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When you’re pushing for 2200 rating in a +2700 requirement PvP Server, trying to get 12/12 Bosses in Castle of Epic Lootness, meeting your G.I.R.L at the Shire, defending your overpowered class, mindlessly running around on your spectral primordial veteran rabbit mount, and trolling [1.Desert] chat, you simply do not have time to shave.

Mar 23, 2013 at 05:01AM EDT


This guy here is a perfect example. I think that it might be replacing words such as geek, nerd or freak. Everybody that uses a lot of devices could be called a geek, so a new term is needed for those who take it to a new level.

Mar 23, 2013 at 09:44AM EDT
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the idea of nerds (freaks, geeks, whatever) lacking hygene isn’t new,
if i think about a stereotypical nerd, he has long or poorly cut, unwashed hair, a face covered in acne, most probably thick glasses and of course sparely growing, nasty, curly hair (looking like pubes) covering the lower region of his face (and probably double, triple, quadruple chin).
now, why do i imagine a nerd like that?

because i, although not completely un-nerdy – excuse the shameless euphemism here – just reproduce the image of nerds as shown by the media, and so i think a stereotypical nerd must be smelly, competely ignoring his looks and hygene, and either fat or skinny. so i don’t know if the stereotypical nerd evolved beyond paying attention to physical appearance (because waifu loves them just the way they are… erm… well… at least mine does so) or he just doen’t give a shit/ has no time to care about it because of declining loading times and doen’t want to loose any of his precious gaming (or whatever nerdy he’s doing) time.

now to the neckbeard, people with weak growth of facial hair, can’t grow a proper full beard, so the best thing would be just to shave the meagrely growing hair off. if if a person like that doesn’t shave for “reasons” (like, er, very time consuming hobbies) neglects hygene and looks, they don’t shave at all.
imagine a person having a double chin, making the neckbreard even more visible

notice how your attention wanders to the neck/chin area.
it’s just a repulsing characteristic of a person that doesn’t take care of his (or maybe her :O ) looks, just like unwashed hair, body odor, uninhibited growth of pimples or gain of adipose.

so if i would call someone a neckbeard, that would imply tat i think this person invest so much time into something that he/she neglects hygene (an most likely social contacts…) with nasty ass facial pubes, of course i could say nerd or freak or geek, but neckbeard also insult’s the person physical appearance, hygene etc. and not just his time spending habits.

Mar 23, 2013 at 02:00PM EDT
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>people on 4chan calling each other neckbeard
>I shave every other day

Mar 23, 2013 at 02:02PM EDT
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ivan tabtov wrote:

the idea of nerds (freaks, geeks, whatever) lacking hygene isn’t new,
if i think about a stereotypical nerd, he has long or poorly cut, unwashed hair, a face covered in acne, most probably thick glasses and of course sparely growing, nasty, curly hair (looking like pubes) covering the lower region of his face (and probably double, triple, quadruple chin).
now, why do i imagine a nerd like that?

because i, although not completely un-nerdy – excuse the shameless euphemism here – just reproduce the image of nerds as shown by the media, and so i think a stereotypical nerd must be smelly, competely ignoring his looks and hygene, and either fat or skinny. so i don’t know if the stereotypical nerd evolved beyond paying attention to physical appearance (because waifu loves them just the way they are… erm… well… at least mine does so) or he just doen’t give a shit/ has no time to care about it because of declining loading times and doen’t want to loose any of his precious gaming (or whatever nerdy he’s doing) time.

now to the neckbeard, people with weak growth of facial hair, can’t grow a proper full beard, so the best thing would be just to shave the meagrely growing hair off. if if a person like that doesn’t shave for “reasons” (like, er, very time consuming hobbies) neglects hygene and looks, they don’t shave at all.
imagine a person having a double chin, making the neckbreard even more visible

notice how your attention wanders to the neck/chin area.
it’s just a repulsing characteristic of a person that doesn’t take care of his (or maybe her :O ) looks, just like unwashed hair, body odor, uninhibited growth of pimples or gain of adipose.

so if i would call someone a neckbeard, that would imply tat i think this person invest so much time into something that he/she neglects hygene (an most likely social contacts…) with nasty ass facial pubes, of course i could say nerd or freak or geek, but neckbeard also insult’s the person physical appearance, hygene etc. and not just his time spending habits.

That was perfect until younsaid nasty ass. But i digress you pretty much summed it up.

Mar 24, 2013 at 03:43AM EDT
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