On Sat, 1 Jan 2005 14:37:27 +0000 (GMT), Andrew Dunbar
<hippietrail@...> wrote:

> Speaking as a computer geek I can tell you that the term "geek", as with
> "nerd" has been quite reclaimed. Almost exactly like the term "queer"
> has been reclaimed by the gay community.


> It seems that the closest current term that has the negative
> connotations but not not the tech-savvy connotations is "loser".

Indeed, that seems to be a useful insult.

> Call me a geek anytime.

Well, I guess I wasn't as out of touch as I had said...

> =====
> http://en.wiktionary.org --
There's a nice set of specimens at the left, languages properly rendered
in their own scripts. (I didn't look at it in detail just now, but istr it
was good.)

Aha! <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Geek>


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