July 9th, 2005

red panda eating bamboo

5 geekies

miz_geek tags me with the following meme:

List 5 reasons why you are a dork/geek. And make them good reasons. Justify them. Explain them. Be loud and proud about how big of a dork you are! Then pick the 5 biggest dorks you know and have them do the meme.

1. I am a word geek. I care about the following: In my culture, dork and geek don't mean the same thing. Geek is a descriptive and positive word that means someone who passionately cares about the details of one or more subjects, activities, or disciplines; someone who has a particular orientation toward acquiring and dispensing knowledge. It might secondarily mean someone who cares more about knowledge than appearance or social skills, but not necessarily. Dork, on the other hand, is a pejorative word meaning someone who is deficient in both social skills and intelligence. Dork is a word that the OH and I use at drivers who act like they don't know what they're doing.

I am not a dork. (I hope.)
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Tagging: If I think anyone on my flist is a dork (see item 1), I'm not admitting it. So I'm not tagging anyone. But I'd really like to see what others say in response to this meme. If you respond to it, I'd appreciate if you left a comment here.