A new small business has opened its doors in Southern Indiana and it caters to "nerds."

What Exactly Is a Nerd, Anyway?

If you've ever wondered what constitutes being labeled as a nerd, Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the term as:

a person devoted to intellectual, academic, or technical pursuits or interests


a person preoccupied with or devoted to a particular activity or field of interest

They also offer this alternative definition:

an unstylish or socially awkward person

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But Is It Subjective?

Really, I believe the term to be subjective. I mean, what one person might be considered nerdy, another person might consider cool. For example, I am really into classic cars and I can rattle off all kinds of useless, random information to anyone willing to listen. To someone with a shared interest, they might find my random car talk cool. Someone who barely knows how to put gas in their own car probably doesn't care about the subtle nuance between a 1971 and 1972 Chevelle and might find my knowledge on the subject to be nerdy.


Nerds Unite

I think at the end of the day, we all are a little nerdy. I mean who doesn't have some kind of hobby or special interest that they are super into? Maybe for you, it's role-play games or 3D printing. Maybe you love Pokemon and have an epic card collection. Personally, I wear the term nerd as a badge of honor - I always have. So where can you go for all of your nerd needs?

The Loot Box

Newburgh, Indiana is now home to The Loot Box, a new small business that, according to its Facebook page, deals in "Nerd related items." At Loot Box you will be able to find tabletop games, 3d printed items, collectible trading cards, and more. Loot Box is now open for business and you can find them at 1118 State Route 662 West in Newburgh.

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