Monday, October 12, 2009

Interesting Things

I could revile you with my revel this weekend but I would hate to make you throw up your breakfast since many of you have seen my infamous pictures. So we will leave it at I went to NYC, saw some cool stuff, made a chick almost die from pleasure (see what your missing ladies?), got some souvenirs and headed home. Bolt bus is uncomfortable.

Had some pretty fun conversations. One was on the difference between a Geek, a Nerd, and a Dork. Now to me the three are sort of interchangeable with Nerd being the computer guy. According to Wiki my definitions are probably the most widely held versions:

The definition of geek has changed considerably over time, and there is no longer a definitive meaning. The terms nerd, gimp, dweeb, dork and spod have similar meanings as geek, but many choose to identify different connotations amongst these terms, although the differences are disputed. -- Wiki on Geek


My partner in crime for the weekend had her own definitions and there is some corroboration with Wiki. She classified me as a Geek with the definition being close to this Wiki Quote from Julie Smith:

A bright young man turned inward, poorly socialized, who felt so little kinship with his own planet that he routinely traveled to the ones invented by his favorite authors, who thought of that secret, dreamy place his computer took him to as cyberspace—somewhere exciting, a place more real than his own life, a land he could conquer, not a drab teenager's room in his parents' house. -- Julie Smith


My friend said a Nerd was someone who was intellectually superior and knew about everything. Sort of like the ultimate Jeopardy champion. Usually condescending but with some amount of social skills in order to be allowed to show their vast array of knowledge.

A dork is according to the dictionary a stupid, inept, or foolish person. So a geek could be a dork if he was not super good at computers. Dorks think they are good at everything but really just annoy people.

So the deep philosophical conversations about the socially inept groups of humans that I belong somewhere among were very interesting. All in all I had a good time with an interesting and charming lady.

7 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Knave said...

Revile: "To assail with abusive language; vituperate."

Do you mean 'repel'? 'repulse'? 'revolt'?

Nice discussion of the geek/nerd/dork trifecta. I'm a geek, and a nerd, but only sometimes a dork.

11:32 AM

 
Blogger lightning36 said...

Actually, my son and I had the same kind of conversation recently. He proudly professes to be a geek, which he takes as a badge of honor.

Lake Beast revisited?

11:58 AM

 
Blogger lj said...

where'd you eat?

1:50 PM

 
Blogger Katitude said...

Glad you had a good time babes!

7:23 PM

 
Blogger DrChako said...

I think you were looking for "regale," but the only thing I hate more than blog-police is twitter-police. It's your blog. You can say revile if you want to.

It seems you found a kindred geek/nerd. I'm assuming she's married or a lesbian because otherwise you should probably have already married her.

-DrC (Proud Geek/Nerd who is occasionally accused of being a dork)

11:00 PM

 
Blogger BamBam said...

Glad to hear it went so well!

8:31 AM

 
Blogger The Librarian said...

Married once, never again. And lesbian only when the girl is gorgeous and brilliant. It was a lovely time, and I still think I'm right (definitive nerd trait) and I'll prove it to you. I'll do the survey and I'll provide it to show all how right I was.

I had an amazing time. Waffles is assuredly like no one I've ever met before, in the best way possible.

Can't wait to do it again. ;)

L

9:26 PM

 

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