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What does the word Geek mean to you?





Davidgr1200
It is interesting to see how words change their meanings. Forty years ago a gay person was someone who was happy, now it refers to homosexuals.
How about the word geek? A few years ago this was a word that was used in a derogatory sense about people who used computers. Now we (almost) all use computers and geek now has many more positive connotations. However the word is still in transition, so how would you define the word geek (I 'm not interested in the dictionary definition)? and how long ago since you first heard/read the word? I would expect that the longer ago you first heard the word the more negative you are about its meaning.
TheGustav
I hear it all the time, and the definition has seemed to of been stirred up a bit where I live.... Now not only does it refer to someone who uses the computer "too" much... But it's a look now. Even if you use the computer once a week, and you wear glasses you're a "geek". Geek is still a negative term where I live. Sad

At least to the immature. The mature realize the "Geeks" will be making them money in the future, and attempt to earn their friendship. Very Happy
catscratches
I think people who think they are better than others are geeks, and persons going around being stupid and saying "gangsta" and such stuff all the time, pretty many people.

From the other's definition though, I'm the geek of the class, spending many hours a day on computer and being good at maths.
ocalhoun
It depends who calls one a geek, I suppose. If one is called a geek by a non-geek it is usually a vague insult, but if a fellow geek calls you a geek, it's something else entirely.
goutha
It's an obsessed person by a specific artifact....

Geek for me, is an obsessed by every thing related to IT...
jabapyth
Laughing when i looked at the topic, i read "What does the word Greek mean to you?", and i thought "Its all greek to me".

anyway, Geek isn't very derogatory where i live...in fact it's not really used much. Nerd is more common, but even that isn't very derogatory.
Vrythramax
now please keep in mind, this is only one geeks opinion.

GEEK in terms of computer proficiency is indeed a compliment.

NERD however is a term used by others to denote a person who whshes the could be called a "geek" someday.

I am a Geek for the phone company....and my Mum couldn't be prouder.


BTW....I am an "official Geek", just follow my sigline.
Heart Ticket
Davidgr1200 wrote:
It is interesting to see how words change their meanings. Forty years ago a gay person was someone who was happy, now it refers to homosexuals.
How about the word geek? A few years ago this was a word that was used in a derogatory sense about people who used computers. Now we (almost) all use computers and geek now has many more positive connotations. However the word is still in transition, so how would you define the word geek (I 'm not interested in the dictionary definition)? and how long ago since you first heard/read the word? I would expect that the longer ago you first heard the word the more negative you are about its meaning.


Not much really, people call me a computer geek (but i aint to great on them) so i take it as a complement, To me it means someone who is smart or good at something.
HollyChris
For me, my job requires me to fix computers for students and teachers. So when I get called a Geek by them it is a way for them to thank me for fixing their stuff. Most of them do good when they get logged in and their e-mail up. I don't know of anyone out of high school who calls someone a geek that means it in a bad way. But hay, I live a sheltered life.

Holly
kevin briggs
in my eyes a geek is someone who would not take part in sports or anything to do with team work.they would rather be on there own watching films,playing games consoles or on there computer.but hey thats just my opinion.
reddishblue
kevin briggs wrote:
in my eyes a geek is someone who would not take part in sports or anything to do with team work.they would rather be on there own watching films,playing games consoles or on there computer.but hey thats just my opinion.

So your saying the people that work on Linux distro projects, thus working on a team are not geeks because they do not work alone.

...and reddishblue smote the incorrect judgment and all was lain to ruin.
Vrythramax
reddishblue wrote:
kevin briggs wrote:
in my eyes a geek is someone who would not take part in sports or anything to do with team work.they would rather be on there own watching films,playing games consoles or on there computer.but hey thats just my opinion.

So your saying the people that work on Linux distro projects, thus working on a team are not geeks because they do not work alone.

...and reddishblue smote the incorrect judgment and all was lain to ruin.


oh man....you have to lighten up a bit.....we geeks have to stick together. I'm a (proud) geek, and I unlocked a topic for you.....lighten up a bit buddy, and yes....most of my time is spent in front of a puter.....but I don't do "linux", it's either Windblows or straight UNIX.

Call me any name you wish.

GEEK AND PROUD! (LONG LIVE FreeBSD!!!!!!!!)
guugu
It brings to my mind Picture of big boned boy with bottlebottom-glasses. Writing 1 and 0's with computer Surprised

I think that most ppl in Finland thinks that "geek" is just guy who spend much time at computer.
Vrythramax
guugu wrote:
It brings to my mind Picture of big boned boy with bottlebottom-glasses. Writing 1 and 0's with computer Surprised

I think that most ppl in Finland thinks that "geek" is just guy who spend much time at computer.


it all comes down to 1's and 0's....it's called binary language....and your PC wouldn't work with out it.
highlordadmin
Well... To me "Geek" is a good word, to someone who is realy good at something, but "Nerd" is insulting, saying you're using it to much...
But, thats just my opinion.
catscratches
both Geek and Nerd is almost the same thing in swedish. Both a bit insulting, but not very
Liu
Geek I always took to be a negative connotation. The way it's used around where I grew up is that there isn't such thing as a cool geek. While nerd on the other hand could be as intelligent and proficient as a geek, but has much more social skills and concern for their appearance.
jynxanims
Geek? Negative word, imo. A small, fat kid, chubby red cheeks and fat glasses who walks around in the library all day with a bookbag bigger than him... Thats a geek in my head...
pieman
Well where I live (Hull, UK) geek is term used only by primary school (and younger secondary school) children as an insult to a fellow pupil. It may be nothing to do with how long you spend on the computer. The word we use here is generally "nerd".
Vrythramax
100% Geek

0%nerd


and I make a very good living. Smile
WallBase
hmm.... Geek, a nerd i think of, but it can mean that a pers its very good at things, like : math, pc, stuff like that. like Bill Gates Wink ?? hm... hehe Very HappyVery Happy
reddishblue
Vrythramax wrote:
reddishblue wrote:
kevin briggs wrote:
in my eyes a geek is someone who would not take part in sports or anything to do with team work.they would rather be on there own watching films,playing games consoles or on there computer.but hey thats just my opinion.

So your saying the people that work on Linux distro projects, thus working on a team are not geeks because they do not work alone.

...and reddishblue smote the incorrect judgment and all was lain to ruin.


oh man....you have to lighten up a bit.....we geeks have to stick together. I'm a (proud) geek, and I unlocked a topic for you.....lighten up a bit buddy, and yes....most of my time is spent in front of a puter.....but I don't do "linux", it's either Windblows or straight UNIX.

Call me any name you wish.

GEEK AND PROUD! (LONG LIVE FreeBSD!!!!!!!!)

Say What?
I need to lighten up a bit?
I would have thought you were talking to the poster I quoted if you didn't mention the unlocked topic.
But yeah, we geeks need to stick together, as much so we don't get the snot beaten out of us as that we can work together and create great stuff.
ALSO A GEEK AND PROUD!!!
Coledash
Its my second name, hehe

But seriously, people have forgotten that geek means more than just computer-geeks. Like Michael Schumacher is formula-geek etc.
WallBase
if the world dont have geeks, will the world fall down to the stoneage!!!!

Wink Wink
yeah and the football geeks^^
Vrythramax
WallBase wrote:
if the world dont have geeks, will the world fall down to the stoneage!!!!

Wink Wink
yeah and the football geeks^^


well it may not fall into the stoneage without people like reddishblue (and myself), but we can sure hasten it's way.

Sorry if I offended reddishblue....but us geeks do have to stick together. Smile
reddishblue
Vrythramax wrote:
WallBase wrote:
if the world dont have geeks, will the world fall down to the stoneage!!!!

Wink Wink
yeah and the football geeks^^


well it may not fall into the stoneage without people like reddishblue (and myself), but we can sure hasten it's way.

Sorry if I offended reddishblue....but us geeks do have to stick together. Smile

LOL (I did actually have a short laugh) what is it about me that comes across so geeky?
Is it my design skills? But I don't really mind, and psst...Vrthramax...we need to tell them that they will go into the stone age without us...it makes us look cool Razz
Vrythramax
reddishblue wrote:
LOL (I did actually have a short laugh) what is it about me that comes across so geeky?
Is it my design skills? But I don't really mind, and psst...Vrthramax...we need to tell them that they will go into the stone age without us...it makes us look cool Razz


Got it brother Wink

P.S. my name is spelled "Vrythramax"....or just Max *wink*
WallBase
yeah, sorry of the stoneage, but its not close to the stoneage,(^_-). hmm
i like pc geeks(like u guys,Good at webs stuff like that) bec its important that the world have guys like you... im my class(at school) its many ppl who gets beated up bec they are good at pc.. i think its madness, and norway need ppl like that, fixing pc, webs, internet stuff. Wink Wink
mialynavahy
geek is not negative anymore, sometimes it means smart, too smart to be sociable
Seiji
When I think of "geek" I think of geek squad. I don't really see it as a bad word. Besides me and a few others know that I'm good with computers. The word "nerd" is more used here though.
Scott
I don't see it as bad. Lot's of my friends call me a geek in a positive way haha. I'd define a geek as someone who spends a lot of time with electronics... Or something.
justnewbie
ocalhoun wrote:
It depends who calls one a geek, I suppose. If one is called a geek by a non-geek it is usually a vague insult, but if a fellow geek calls you a geek, it's something else entirely.


I do agree. If a non-geek calls someone a geek, it would be a deragatory term. But when everyone in a programming class calls you a geek because you solved something, that's a praise I think.
GSIS
For me it brings back memories of living in Munich. Why are all the Geek shops in the same street as most of the porn shops and 'interesting' bars? Confused Laughing
meet in rio
Geek = self-defined computer geek. Not an insult, and usually used as an (irritatingly) elitist badge of honour.

If I'm researching something for an essay and actually enjoying it, then I might jokingly describe myself as a 'literature geek'.

Or, occasionally, I might tease a friend by saying 'you big geek'.
mimif
It carries the same meaning it had the first time I heard it. No matter how popular computers has become, how knowledgeable users have got, there's still this portion in the computer-community who rule the the world of computers, people who are called Geeks.

I think the word Hacker has more changed in terms f its meaning.
pampoon
The word geek, to me anyway, means a person who is greatly involved with technology or science and has a genious-like knowledge.

This is just what has been instilled in me. I think of a football quaterback when I hear jock, I think of an old guy in an expensive suit when I hear snob, and I think of a skinny, pale teenager with a combover, pocket protectors, kakhi pants, and glasses when I hear geek.

Just average steretypes...

God bless Wink,
Pampoon
Vrythramax
mialynavahy wrote:
geek is not negative anymore, sometimes it means smart, too smart to be sociable


I have a Masters Degree in Applied Computer Sciences from MIT.....and I think I'm pretty sociable.

*sniffle*
darvit
I took this online Nerd, Geek or Dork quiz before and I pretty much agree with the quiz-maker's definitions of the words Nerd, Geek, and Dork:

Quote:

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.


I think it's interesting how the word geek actually evolved through the years. From being associated purely with computers, it could pretty much refer to anyone who's uber-passionate about a certain subject area. Smile

And oh, for that quiz, I got classified as a "Modern Cool Nerd"--there's another interesting definition for the word for you:
Quote:
Nerds didn’t use to be cool, but in the 90’s that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn’t quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and “geek is chic.” The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!


And yeah, with the onslaught of tech blogs, websites, and online communities, geek has turned into something chic. [Hey self-proclaimed Geeks: Would that be a good thing or a bad thing?]
reddishblue
The above test is absurd, I spend almost all my time on a computer, experimenting with Linux distros, playing games, posting on forums.

I create graphic art for fun and computer magazines are my primary reading material, apart from fantasy novels.

I talk about recent developments in Technology to everyone who surrounds me, I even corrected someone who wanted their face corrected in Photoshop when the media was video, when I lot of people who would certainly "diss" me where around, and I was aware of that.

I live and breath tech, and think of nothing else, and just because I am not afraid of girls and I am of a reasonable fitness I am a Average Joe.
I do not recommend this atrocity that is the Geek, Nerd or Dork test.

PS. My favourite movie series is Star Wars Cool

Edit: I have also skipped a grade at school and started school when I was four, a year early in Australia.
mostwanted
in my high school we refer to the word "geek" as someone who is out of fashion, always uses smart comments, has a lame sence of humor, and talks about video games and computers in every conversation.
funnyerror
to be called a geek, to me, means that the person knows an exceptional amount about computers and "hacking". It doesn't make me think of a dorky looking person, I believe the correct term for that is "nerd". Or i might have them backwards,


-FE
sarbaraj101
Well, for me geek = nerd = someone who uses a computer a lot.
dwinton
It is weird, this very conversation came up in a CS class I took. I think I referred to myself as a capital G geek and the teacher told me not to be so hard on myself. At this point, I gave the wikipedia definition because I had already searched Geek (I spend a lot of time doing stuff I shouldn't). Basically, a geek would be a circus freak who would eat the whole chicken (bones and feathers and all). I think that would make me more of a nerd although I have been known to eat odd things for money.


To me, it geek means socially awkward; whereas, nerd means studious.
KatanaSky
Personally, I believe Geeks are those who know a lot and does something with the knowledge. Nerds are just people who know a lot of a lot and struggles with applying them to every day life and social interactions.

But that's just my opinion. See I consider myself a Neek. I know a little about a lot (a sort of Jackette of all trades if you will) and apply my knowledge where applicable but I've trouble interacting with people I don't know especially when there's a great age difference.
Vrythramax
KatanaSky wrote:
Personally, I believe Geeks are those who know a lot and does something with the knowledge. Nerds are just people who know a lot of a lot and struggles with applying them to every day life and social interactions.

But that's just my opinion. See I consider myself a Neek. I know a little about a lot (a sort of Jackette of all trades if you will) and apply my knowledge where applicable but I've trouble interacting with people I don't know especially when there's a great age difference.


Now there is a description I can live with! I consider myself a "geek" as I have been trained to work with/on computers, I am currently employed in the IT profession, and I still do it in my spare time. I am still a sociable person (of course there are some who don't like me, but such is the way of life), and I try to go out of my why to help if I can.

Nice depiction KatanaSky. Cool
sodredge
A geek in my terms is a person who is addicted and good at a certain subject for me as for many the subject is IT. A nerd however I would take more as a straight meaning of higher intellegence all around, not just one specific area but all over.

Personally I am a noob and a giant noob at that.
Q5U8
Geek is some kind of l33t Laughing Laughing Laughing
pyapplico
A Geek to me the people in my class waste their time on their computers all day just playing games, listening to bad music, thinking that they know all about computers and receiving viruses from me.
nuckalheads
A person that will get rich.
DeFwh
Well since I am a geek I would define it a little differently.

I believe a geek is just another kind of hero. Hes or shes that really smart kid thats always smart all the time and is always one step ahead of the rest. They are literally smart pants. We of the geek breed are always there to lend help or answer some technical question. We are no entrepreneurs we do it for the love of being smart.

GEEK POWER Cool
darrenpaul
I don't think the work Geek is that bad, once it isn't used in a negative way or said in such a way.
Pilgrymm
you are all wrong. These days yes, a geek is defined as someone who likes brainy type things, technology, etc.

but back before technology, the definition of geek was this:

"a homeless person who bites the heads off of chickens at a carnival for a bottle of whiskey or similiar payment."

So if you really define yourself as a desperate homeless alcoholic, go right ahead.

Im not a geek. im a system admin from california. i am an elitist.
reddishblue
Pilgrymm wrote:
you are all wrong. These days yes, a geek is defined as someone who likes brainy type things, technology, etc.

but back before technology, the definition of geek was this:

"a homeless person who bites the heads off of chickens at a carnival for a bottle of whiskey or similiar payment."

So if you really define yourself as a desperate homeless alcoholic, go right ahead.

Im not a geek. im a system admin from california. i am an elitist.

Not a very valid point, how many words have changed meaning near absolutely from old times? This is the new meaning, seeing as the old geeks no longer exist, so we can do what we want with our word. Also, fix your grammar.
Pilgrymm
reddishblue wrote:
Pilgrymm wrote:
you are all wrong. These days yes, a geek is defined as someone who likes brainy type things, technology, etc.

but back before technology, the definition of geek was this:

"a homeless person who bites the heads off of chickens at a carnival for a bottle of whiskey or similiar payment."

So if you really define yourself as a desperate homeless alcoholic, go right ahead.

Im not a geek. im a system admin from california. i am an elitist.

Not a very valid point, how many words have changed meaning near absolutely from old times? This is the new meaning, seeing as the old geeks no longer exist, so we can do what we want with our word. Also, fix your grammar.


that is my point exactly. i was making a joke. and no, i won't fix my grammar.

Edited by Vrythramax
Vrythramax
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Please read the TOS (The link is at the top of every page).
arkebuzer
to me a geek is someone spending most of his time in front of his/her computer.

It´s usually used quite negatively(spelling?), personally I dont really think it´s negative or possitive, it´s just a way to describe a lifestyle.

Some years of my life I even thought of myself as a geek since I spent a lot of time playing online games, chatting and programming. Some of my friends on the other hand didnt think I was a geek since I was training at gym and excercising a lot. I guess their defenition of the word was that you need to be in pretty bad shape aswell to be considered a "geek".

I think the word will (and maybe allready has) changed some, since a lot of people play online poker, chat, play games like WoW and so on... compared to some years ago when people didnt.
I mean, nowadays even my parents use MSN, while just 10 years ago someone using some kind of chat program on a daily basis would probably get a "geek" status.

Just my few thoughts about the word Smile

Best Regards!
Bluedoll
Heard the word a long time ago and just recently as well. It doesn't seem to be disappearing out of the volcab. To me it means the same as when I first heard it. Geek is a person that is dedicated to computer or some kind of technical workings. It denotes however a narrow scope as so much time is spent on just the one a interest. As for negitive or postive it would be dependant on wether the person is in demand or not i suppose.

Never felt a geek was negitive though.
Vrythramax
nuckalheads wrote:
A person that will get rich.


Man do I wish that were true....I'd like to retire someday.
riv_
I consider myself to be a geek-in-training. (It's been pointed out that that probably akwd me an actual geek...) Certainly not a derogatory term at my house.
Some recent signs taht we might be geeks:
My 2 year old thinks the hairy things on his face are called "eye-browsers". He's heard of "honeypots" long ago but was surprised to find that they appear on Winnie the Pooh.
The phrase "You've been out-geeked" is a shout of triumph.

Maybe not a definition, but a few hints. Geek is a badge of honour in my family. I hope some day to do it justice. Very Happy
Vrythramax
riv_ wrote:
I consider myself to be a geek-in-training. (It's been pointed out that that probably akwd me an actual geek...) Certainly not a derogatory term at my house.
Some recent signs taht we might be geeks:
My 2 year old thinks the hairy things on his face are called "eye-browsers". He's heard of "honeypots" long ago but was surprised to find that they appear on Winnie the Pooh.
The phrase "You've been out-geeked" is a shout of triumph.

Maybe not a definition, but a few hints. Geek is a badge of honour in my family. I hope some day to do it justice. Very Happy


That's too funny...."out-geeked"! My daughter (rest little girl), told me once she wanted to be a computer when she grew up Smile

*Nice to see you back riv_ Cool
riv_
Max,
It's good to be back Very Happy And good to see you again!
(But I have to ask "rest little girl?"... Everything OK??? )
romaop
Quite funny the eye-browsers you mentioned, riv.
emjawa
It means spending your whole Saturday at band practise! What people fail to realise is that it's actually a surprisingly social event...
dkelite
If any says im a computer geek, i totaly agree. im proud of it, well, im the only leet in my areal... what a shame, and a bit stress full.

i take it as you could say
hey, im more stupid useing computers than you... psss. shh. they are...

so im happy to agree
greeyneckk
a person who knows a lot of knowledge

and not much knowing about chicks
erlendhg
Me Laughing
I mainly think of a kind of nerd, mostly related to computer and similar technology and the kind of Geeks the Jargon File and sites like thinkgeek.com applies to.

Here is what the Jargon File defines geek as:
Quote:
A person who has chosen concentration rather than conformity; one who pursues skill (especially technical skill) and imagination, not mainstream social acceptance. Geeks usually have a strong case of neophilia. Most geeks are adept with computers and treat hacker as a term of respect, but not all are hackers themselves — and some who are in fact hackers normally call themselves geeks anyway, because they (quite properly) regard ‘hacker’ as a label that should be bestowed by others rather than self-assumed.

One description accurately if a little breathlessly enumerates “gamers, ravers, science fiction fans, punks, perverts, programmers, nerds, subgenii, and trekkies. These are people who did not go to their high school proms, and many would be offended by the suggestion that they should have even wanted to.”

Originally, a geek was a carnival performer who bit the heads off chickens. (In early 20th-century Scotland a ‘geek’ was an immature coley, a type of fish.) Before about 1990 usage of this term was rather negative. Earlier versions of this lexicon defined a computer geek as one who eats (computer) bugs for a living — an asocial, malodorous, pasty-faced monomaniac with all the personality of a cheese grater. This is often still the way geeks are regarded by non-geeks, but as the mainstream culture becomes more dependent on technology and technical skill mainstream attitudes have tended to shift towards grudging respect. Correspondingly, there are now ‘geek pride’ festivals (the implied reference to ‘gay pride’ is not accidental).


And I must say, I prefer to call myself a geek, than a nerd.
Nerd, for me, is more negative Razz
Vedder6
when i think of a geek i think of someone that acts foolish... not like your typical poin-dexter black glasses person.. but a person that really doesnt fit in trying too hard to do so. someone that you really dont like but kinda do but arent friends with... yah Smile
Vrythramax
Vedder6 wrote:
when i think of a geek i think of someone that acts foolish... not like your typical poin-dexter black glasses person.. but a person that really doesnt fit in trying too hard to do so. someone that you really dont like but kinda do but arent friends with... yah Smile


That's it....your off my Christmas card list! Laughing
PatTheGreat42
To me, geek is an anagram for "sexy."

'Cause I'm a geek, you understand.

And dang sexy.

I think it's the beard.
Drawingguy
To me, a geek is, and will always be the circus freak. I think someone actually mentioned it before, about eating the whole chicken. Should you want a more practical answer, a geek is someone who has a keen understanding of technology and computers, while a nerd (bear in mind this is only my opinion) is someone who is just academically inclined to the point where other activities (social, athletic, or otherwise) decline.
riv_
I'm with Pat the Great on this one.
Geeks are hot.
I'm a geek. I like geeks. 'nuff said.
furtasacra
I'm aware of the old carny definition, (the dirty old drunk in a pit biting the heads off chickens) but as far as I'm concerned it's lost it's derogatory connotation. Geeks are cool these days, particularly if those that don't match the physical stereotype.

I get called a geek, but it's usually in an admiring way, by people who are impressed by what I can do with Photoshop, and/or my general range of computer skills. I don't find that objectionable in the least.
Pipo
it´s like "freak" to me
raine dragon
There are two types of geeks. The creepy ones who sit way to close and stare at my chest when they talk, and the decent kind who are simply smart and computer literate. I feel that personal I belong in the latter category, and quite honestly, I prefer others in said category to many who abhor the geek label.
UnikeViruz
Geek to most people means "retard". Geek to me means intelligence (Those who dont have any think geeks are retards) Get what im going towards here? I think geeks and nerds are a superior race and we ought to be acknowleged like jocks and d-bags that play sports but cant manage to get a single A+ in the classroom. Just because we choose to do better things with out time like maybe play games or sit on a computer doesnt mean we should be steriotyped as retards....
NuniPio
big fat glasses, huge rabbit teeth, studies day and night, gets top marks in everything
Vrythramax
NuniPio wrote:
big fat glasses, huge rabbit teeth, studies day and night, gets top marks in everything


I don't have the fat glasses and rabbit teeth....but I still study all the time, and I have graduated with Honors....3 times (working towards number 4).

To all those ladies out there who said "geeks are sexy"....tell them that, you may be surprised at thier reactions. Smile

(made me feel good about myself)
riv_
NuniPio wrote:
big fat glasses, huge rabbit teeth, studies day and night, gets top marks in everything

Real geeks don't have to study all day and night to get top marks in everything...
But many of us study recreationally...
(That's what makes us so sexy) Wink
Vrythramax
riv_ wrote:
NuniPio wrote:
big fat glasses, huge rabbit teeth, studies day and night, gets top marks in everything

Real geeks don't have to study all day and night to get top marks in everything...
But many of us study recreationally...
(That's what makes us so sexy) Wink


Now that was a well said statement. Cool Applause
HollyK
For me the term geek means someone who is adept at technology, with more of an emphasis in technology fields. Note that they are not by definition male. O.o
lukeropro
In my school, we seldom use geek. We always use nerd but we do use geek once in a while and that is to refer to anyone who is fat and stays in front of the computer all day.
tbsmicro
Geek, to me is the steriotypical computer guy with glasses and the squeeky voice who is really brainy. They program computers for fun (don't do computer games just applications) and couldn't kick a football straight to save their lives. They are big sci fi bods and are likely to be in the chess club in school.

However, I agree that the term has changed a lot since I first encountered it. I would now consider myself to be very geeky, as I tend to know a lot more about computers than most I come in contact with.
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