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Today I was on my laptop and my Mum told me to stop using it, as I was becoming a geek. Anyway I was just saying I need to get some new T-shirts and my mum said she would not get me any as they were "geeky".

So my question is in your opinion, why do people object to us geeks and did your parents not want you to be a geek?

asked Oct 20 '10 at 12:33

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edited Oct 20 '10 at 18:24

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Madison Tries

I would say jealousy, they are jealous of someone who is clever, or they dislike them becuase they do not conform to certain 'standards'. they may also feel that they are superior because they think they are 'cooler'. I am a geek, but I have a lot of friends at school and outside of school, both girls and and boys, and some of the least geeky people in the year, so your mum needn't worry

answered Oct 20 '10 at 13:18

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edited Oct 20 '10 at 13:20


1up for geek pride

(Oct 20 '10 at 18:08) Ross Walker Ross%20Walker's gravatar image

Going with this.

(Oct 23 '10 at 09:12) Windows7 Windows7's gravatar image

Awesome answer to this question.

(Oct 31 '10 at 05:44) thecomputergeek01 thecomputergeek01's gravatar image

Bottomline: Annoying People will be disliked most of the time! It doesn't matter whether or not they're a 'GEEK'. There are many kinds of 'GEEKS', so --- DON'T STEREOTYPE THEM/US! When their computer needs fixing, even the most disliked 'GEEK' will be tolerated =0p...

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answered Oct 20 '10 at 18:47

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Where's the beer geek? Or am I edging too far away from geekdom by brewing my own beer?

(Oct 23 '10 at 09:16) Seb Seb's gravatar image

nice find.

(Oct 29 '10 at 23:50) popman popman's gravatar image

woohoo Lego geek!

(Oct 30 '10 at 18:30) dineshgeorge dineshgeorge's gravatar image

The word "Geek" is thought to be a insult to most people that are not one. Being a geek is good. The first time I mentioned being a geek to my parents they laughed at me. Being a geek is being what you like. I think it may be a thing portrayed as bad on TV, and Movies sadly. :/

answered Oct 20 '10 at 18:23

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Madison Tries

edited Oct 23 '10 at 08:50

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Tim Fontana

She's just saying that because she doesn't want to buy you any clothes. Find something like this... If she disapproves, pimpslap her and say you're fittin' to run a train on her. Once you have the bling, you'll be making the crust you need to buy your nerd-clothing.

answered Oct 23 '10 at 09:15

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Geek was used as an insult. Now it's no longer used for that purpose. It's now "nerd"

answered Oct 20 '10 at 18:25

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people do not like obsession as it shows potential weakness like using your right hand for everything.if you lose this hand you need to "teach" the other hand how to do everything but if you do what I do and have a strong hand/arm(left)and accurate(more dexterous)hand/arm(right)you "hedge"your bets.

answered Oct 29 '10 at 23:54

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I think its just because we prioritise things and we have a different outlook on life. We concern ourselves less with things regular folk want us to be concerned about.

answered Oct 30 '10 at 18:31

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I'm 31 now & my Mom & I are both geeks. We always have been. It's a real shame your Mom looks down upon you being a geek.

Geek is often used as a derogatory term, Yet non-geeks turn to the geeks to fix their computers & other gadgetry! Oh the irony!

answered Oct 30 '10 at 20:29

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