geek : Java Glossary
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Meriam Webster defines
A geek is usually defined as the kind of kid who, in high school, wore a pocket
protector filled with more pens than he could possibly need. He was interested in
technical subjects and held little appeal for the opposite sex. Geeks often know far
more about their computer’s inner functioning that would ever be necessary for
any practical purpose. They may prefer unusual or home brew hardware. You can
recognize adult geeks by their eccentric spelling habits. Geeks are overly proud of
the fact they can’t spell or write a grammatical sentence. They believe that
spelling and grammar have no relation to credibility.
- a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes
biting the head off a live chicken or snake.
- a person often of an intellectual bent who is disapproved of.
A nerd is an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person;
especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits.