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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Taxonomy



h/t Gary Armitage

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    1. TOF does not lie, but always tells the truth.

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  2. Certainly better than the "Geek Hierarchy", which conflates all four into "geeky".

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  3. My quibble would be....social ability with who?

    Most of the geeks I know are socially inept with folks who don't share their passions, but I've also been known to describe us as the pack form of nerds.

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    1. Really "dweeb" and "dork" only refer to social ineptitude; "geek" now primarily means the obsession with the intelligence only implied; and "nerd" primarily refers to intelligence (or rather, studiousness).

      But that doesn't fit so tidily into a Venn diagram. "Let's pretend words mean things they really don't, so we have one word for each slot!"

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    2. *Geek has intelligence and social ineptitude only implied, rather. The latter mostly being a function of the obsession.

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  4. My quibble would be....social ability with who?

    Most of the geeks I know are socially inept with folks who don't share their passions, but I've also been known to describe us as the pack form of nerds.

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