Geeks Vs. Nerds
Okay, I’m going to get off the “husband high horse” (for a while) and return to the inane.
A friend and I were discussing our various levels of “geekness” after being described so in a previous poster’s comments.
These led to a disagreement as to the definition of “geek.” Which, I am sorry to say, I was incorrect about. So, in the spirit of honesty, here is the actual definition.
–noun 1. a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp. one who is perceived to be overly intellectual.
2. a computer expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used by outsiders.)
3. a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken.
4. a person with an unusual or odd personality [syn: eccentric]
This is more along the lines of what I was thinking of:
1. a stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person.
2. an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit: a computer nerd.
So, I guess I’m more of a nerd (obsessed with nonsocial hobbies or pursuits) than a geek (computer expert or enthusiast) although I have been accused of having “an unusual or odd personality,” and I have never, consciously, bitten the head off a live chicken. (Um…eww)
(Zip it Dinana! Oh…nevermind, go ahead, everyone’s gonna take a shot at this anyway.)
Sooo…if you fall into either category (or both) let us know what it is that justifies your title.
I’ll offer the following for my own “nerdness.”
This is the complete 10 season DVD collection of the TV show “Friends.” Including the seperate finale.
I think I have made my point.
Okay, so tell us what makes you a geek or a nerd (or both) based on the above definitions.
Please, no chicken-head stories! Unless they’re really cool!
PS – Still, my frequency of posting to this blog might argue for at least “some” level of geekness as well. Your thoughts?