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(crazyinsomniac) Re: Dress Code

by crazyinsomniac (Prior)
on Feb 04, 2001 at 13:19 UTC ( #56296=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Dress Code

Damian, Damian, Damian, Damian.

<cliché but true> Don't judge a book by it's cover. </cliché but true>
Why, cause it's camouflage.

I personally dress casual{t-shirt 'n' (jeans|slacks|other)} and looking at me all people could say is there goes a hippy(;}~ IMHO).

The TV image of a geek is just that, the TV image, which perhaps at one point in time was true for a fractional percentage of geeks, but never really was.

I can only recall being called a geek once. It was in high school in my French I class. Some girl, a senior, was asked a question in French, and when she did not reply, Mademoiselle Kim asked me. Annoyed and stumped by the no-reply, i replied quickly and with relatively correct pronounciation(I was feeling oh so childishly superior those days. I did grow up, at least a lil bit). Two seconds later, the girl turned and said "Geek." I looked at her and thought, a geek, but I don't have glasses.

To answer your question, I do not dress like a 'geek' nor do I hold it all inside of me(you should know that). I don't wear glasses and am far from being P.C. or lanky. I don't even feel I am a geek.
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And what exactly is a geek anyway?
Main Entry: geek
Pronunciation: 'gEk
Function: noun
Etymology: probably from English dialect geek, geck fool, from Low German geck, from Middle Low German
Date: 1914
1 : a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake
2 : a person often of an intellectual bent who is disapproved of
- geeky /'gE-kE/ adjective

UPDATE: I don't agree with the definition above, and somewhat agree with the definiton below.

"cRaZy is co01, but sometimes cRaZy is cRaZy".
                                                      - crazyinsomniac

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Re: Re: Dress Code
by repson (Chaplain) on Feb 04, 2001 at 14:38 UTC
    That is not at all the definition of geek I subscribe to. I think a geek is much like a hacker, but is a more general term. It describes a group of people who are skilled and interested in a particular area. This area is usually computers, but like nerd, the work can be used with other areas. For example an astronomy geek, someone with a passion and sigificant skills and interest in the area of astronomy.

    Here is a supporting argument, which maybe is not quite what I mean when I think of geek, but is closer than the dictionary meaning you quoted.

    There a several more definitions on everything2 if you search for geek, but here is one quote I mostly agree with.

    >  While a normal only wants to use a thing, a geek strives 
    >  to understand that thing.

    However just about every hacker/geek/nerd has a different idea of what those words mean, and every one of those meanings in right :)
    Of course the general public, which gets those definitions only from hollywood or dictionaries have no clue what they are talking about. :)

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