First and foremost as a way of using language

Weird Al Yankovic – White and Nerdy Live

Mary Bucholtz, a linguist at the University of California,
Santa Barbara, has been working on the question for the last 12 years.
She has gone to high schools and colleges, mainly in California, and
asked students from different crowds to think about the idea of
nerdiness and who among their peers should be considered a nerd;
students have also “reported” themselves. Nerdiness, she has concluded,
is largely a matter of racially tinged behavior. People who are
considered nerds tend to act in ways that are, as she puts it,
“hyperwhite.” […]

That's how Benjamin Nugent's New York Times essay "Whos [sic] A Nerd?" begins.

Whats yr take on Monteverdi?

[…] However, which works of classical music are worthy of our precious
time? What repertoire is considered the foundation of every classical
music library? For the beginning music appreciation student, the
endless choices might seem daunting. What follows is a recommended list
of the classical music giants and their most enlightening and ethereal
repertoire in which every business person MUST indulge at some point in their lives. […]

HBS Student Classical Repertoire List

Renaissance Period
MONTEVERDI, The Coronation of Poppea: Act III, Scene 7

Baroque Period
HANDEL, Messiah
BACH, Cantata No.8
HAYDN, Lord Nelson Mass

Classical Period
MOZART, Don Giovanni
MOZART, Symphony No.40 in G minor
BEETHOVEN, Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.13 (Pathetique)
BEETHOVEN, Symphony No.5 in C minor

Romantic Period
BERLIOZ, Symphonie Fantastique
BERLIOZ, La Damnation de Faust
MENDOLSSOHN, A Midsummer's Nights Dream
CHOPIN, Premiere Ballade in G minor
SCHUMANN, Piano Concerto in A minor
LISZT, Wild Hunt: Transcendental Etude No.8
RACHMANINOFF, Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op.3, No.2
GRIEG, Concerto in A minor, Op.54 (Norwegian Concerto)
WAGNER, Die Walkure: Act III, Finale
VERDI, La Traviata
TCHAIKOVSKY, The Nutcracker
DVORAK, Symphony No.9 in E minor (From the New World)

Contemporary Period
SKRYABIN, Piano Etude, Op.8, No.12

(Bad George! Overwrought title reach! No cookie for you!)