Geek a nerd
Both terms are often considered synonymous, so they are confused with each other, although in fact they have different meanings. People who can be described as such are sometimes hard to distinguish from one another. So who is geek, a who nerd and how to tell them apart?
Who is a Geek
Geek. A "geek" is a term used to describe a person who strives to deepen his or her knowledge and skills to an extent that goes far beyond a mere hobby. Most often he or she is interested in new technologies, but more important than the field itself is the way in which he or she indulges his or her passion.
The original meaning of the word „geek” was a person who performed unusual acts in the circus, such as biting the head off a live chicken. The name itself was introduced in the 90s. In the 1970s.
What qualities does a geek have
- an expert in some niche field,
- can be characterized by both average knowledge and be a walking encyclopedia,
- can be pretentious and talkative,
- wears ironic T-shirts,
- fan of gadgets.
Geek's favorite movies
- TV legend (Anchorman),
- Donnie Darko,
- Office space,
- Rich bankrupts (Arrested Development).
The perfect job for a geek
- web development,
- IT specialist,
- graphic designer,
- game programmer,
- working in a record store,
Who is Nerd
Nerd is a negative term for a person who is not suited to life in a youth group. Doesn't socialize or keep fit. The word nerd itself has taken root quite well in the internet jargon in Poland and is often used.
What qualities does a nerd have?
- extremely interested in learning,
- socially unaffiliated,
- diverse and sometimes impractical skills.
- Lord of the Rings,
- Battlestar Galactica,
- Star Trek,
The perfect job for a nerd
- computer programmer,
- IT specialist,
- working in a video store.
Geek or nerd
Both words are often considered synonymous, although „geek” is associated by most people definitely more positively. For this reason, people prefer to identify themselves as a geek rather than a nerd if they had to choose between these two groups.