‘Oh My God! Tharangni! You’re such a geek!’ That’s what I receive from most of my friends and sometimes I wonder if ‘they’ actually know the meaning of ‘geek’! I think that they use the word assuming that it’s some kind of synonym for nerd. Once my brother wore a shirt, which had three battery pictures with each on a charge of:
50% for Geek.
0% for Nerd.
And then I was like, -What exactly does geek mean? At least from my brother’s shirt I got to know that it is no-where near related to geek! So I referred my Oxford Dictionary for it and the meaning in it was quite ironic! And was also a shock for me, who was also assuming it for a synonym of ‘nerd’.
Geek - /gi:k/n.Austral.sl.A Look [E dial.]
->n. – noun
->Austral. – Australian
->sl. – Slang
->E dial – English Dialect
So now the literal meaning of geek is ‘A Look’. So does that send out the appropriate meaning when my friends say:
‘Oh My God! Tharangni, you’re such a geek!’ It doesn’t! I mean there is no meaning in the sentence if you say:
‘Tharangni, you’re such a a look!’Phew! So to all my dear friends who think that the meaning of geek is something like a nerd, well it isn’t. And please do know the literal meaning before you use a world whose meaning you don’t know! And oh, there isn’t even a single percent relation between geek and nerd!