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Entry from January 04, 2021
“People associate wearing glasses with being smart, but you have to fail a test to get them”

Many people associate someone wearing glasses to be “nerdy” or “smart,” but they have to fail a test (an eye exam) to get the glasses.

“Eye glasses make you look smart, but you fail a test to get them” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughtson June 21, 2017. “People associate wearing glasses with being smart, but you have to fail a test to get them” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on November 26, 2020.

“People who got glasses are not nerds. They failed a test to get glasses. Like, really!” was posted on Redit—Showerthoughts on December 19, 2020. “People sometimes call someone with a nerd when you have glasses yet you have to fail a test to get them. Explain that” was posted on Twitter by ExoHamster on December 21, 2020.

“People associate wearing glasses with being smart, but you have to fail a test to get them. They even let us look at the answers” was posted on Twitter by JamieAubrey on December 16, 2020. “In order to get glasses, you have to fail a test that they give you the answers to” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on December 21, 2020.


Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/moduspwns June 21, 2017
Eye glasses make you look smart, but you fail a test to get them.

Twitter
Angel Roberts
@AngelActually
I like how glasses are a symbol of intelligence but you have to fail a test to get them.
1:38 AM · Jun 22, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/tulared July 26, 2019
Glasses make people look smarter,but you need to fail a test to get them

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/abc_b2sf August 17, 2019
Glasses make you look smarter, but you have to fail a test to acquire them.

Twitter
Dail(E)y
@ThatOneDailey
Glasses are sometimes depicted of as a symbol of intelligence, but you have to fail a test to get them
3:24 PM · Sep 13, 2019·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/yeeteverything October 29, 2019
Glasses make you look smarter, but you have glasses because you failed a test.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/justaredditboy November 29, 2019
People associate glasses with intelligence, even though you have to fail a test to get them.

Twitter
elitown councillor
@eli_vxc
why are glasses a symbol for being a nerd? like buddy no, i’m dumb as a rock, i had to fail a test to get these glasses in the first place.
1:27 PM · Jun 5, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Olúwaseun
@OfficialKvist
Glasses makes you look smarter, but you have to fail a test to get them.
1:04 PM · Jul 7, 2020·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/RAM_exe November 26, 2020
People associate wearing glasses with being smart, but you have to fail a test to get them.

Twitter
JamieAubrey
@DRaGoN_KoBRa
People associate wearing glasses with being smart, but you have to fail a test to get them
They even let us look at the answers
1:36 PM · Dec 16, 2020·TweetDeck

Redit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/BlatantJacuzzi December 19, 2020
People who got glasses are not nerds. They failed a test to get glasses
Like, really!

Twitter
ExoHamster
@ExoHamsterHacks
People sometimes call someone with a nerd when you have glasses yet you have to fail a test to get them. Explain that.
2:05 PM · Dec 21, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/bish-lasagna December 21, 2020
In order to get glasses, you have to fail a test that they give you the answers to

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