Well, this implies that they are not today. And in many cases, it is true.
My statement requires some backstory. At some point, "nerdy" became a thing... (Pretty sure it was the 80s.) Where nasally voices and pencil pouches were found on every TV show and at every formal event. The stereotype became ubiquitous. Phrases such as: "This is my nerd", and "Geek it up!" became commonplace—and the typical, hard-working technician would barf.
Someone had to fight back, so I wrote a book: "How to Be a Tough Guy Nerd". It sold two copies. Strange, because my Mother wanted nothing to do with it.