Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nerd, Geek or Dork?

Well, to be honest, a little of all three.


Zerb said...

A man named Kenneth J. Dork wrote in complaining about the column's less than reverential use of the word dork.

Contrite, Adams apologized in print to all the Dorks out there who might be offended.

Memphis MOJO said...


Erwin said...

I would say dork is not used correctly here. Dork, to my knowledge, refers to one's abilities to function in a social situation. My estimation is that a geek would be most inclined to care about such matters but that it takes an amount of dorkness to display this openly.

I'm all three and not a little, I might add. The geek part, however, could be called drive-by or hit-and-run geekery. For a short period of time, say a week to a few months, I go very deep into a topic or hobby, knowing way too much about it, and leave it just as sudden.