Discussion Forum

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Geek as a verb?
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
2013/06/04
7:35am
Avatar
Jackie
Spring Green, WI
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 112
Member Since:
2010/03/14
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I know we’ve got some geeks here.   What do you all think?  

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/geek-is-not-a-verb

2013/06/04
8:28am
Avatar
New River, AZ, USA
Members
Forum Posts: 1050
Member Since:
2010/05/18
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I know I’ve linked to this in another thread here somewhere, but to me “geek” has always been a noun, and its relationship to “nerd” and “dweeb” and “dork” is aptly defined by this diagram:

http://gosmellthecoffee.com/files/2010/05/20090921-nerd-venn-diagram.jpg

But if somebody wants to try verbifying that noun, I say go right ahead and see if it catches on. Not like there’s any dearth of precedents. Personally, I doubt that “to geek” will ever make it into the dictionaries, given the ambiguity surrounding the meaning of the noun (Venn diagram notwithstanding).

I have used “geeky” as an adjective though.

 

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 1147

Currently Online: tromboniator
88 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Heimhenge: 1050

deaconB: 743

Ron Draney: 709

Bob Bridges: 680

RobertB: 536

Robert: 508

tromboniator: 484

Dick: 444

samaphore: 312

dilettante: 287

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 611

Members: 3088

Moderators: 1

Admins: 5

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 1

Topics: 3497

Posts: 18525

Newest Members:

clm3k3k3k, Mr. Blah Blah, cliv, TimClarke, markthemiles, penelopedia2, Penelopedia, gghellmann, ergoni, Stinton

Administrators: Martha Barnette: 820, Grant Barrett: 1450, EmmettRedd: 818, Glenn: 1719, timfelten: 0