On Sun, 16 Mar 2003 09:49:45 -0500 Steg Belsky <[log in to unmask]> writes: > Hmm. > I have a friend who says emphatically that he is a 'nerd', and *not* > a > 'geek', because "i don't go around biting the heads off of > chickens!" > (which is where the word 'geek' comes from). > When we go off to play RPGs, we tell our non-player friends that > we're > off to play 'nerdgames'. > Another friend of mine defines 'nerd' as roughly "anyone who gets > way too > excited about something that there's no reason to get that excited > about". Therefore, he says, "there are Star Trek nerds, and > Tolkien > nerds*, and RPG nerds - but also sports nerds, fashion nerds, etc." well in that case, i'd be a tolkien nerd, a star trek nerd, an x-files nerd, a computer nerd... -- Robert Wilson (aka kuvazokad, eltirno, edei'...) http://kuvazokad.free.fr vkky vnkynvj vknyknj ykkv knvy? karkalone kontoko? kinsi rorotan kinsa nadas? baitta ke farzaiyai? qxracc pqqattiircx iia kxqqhwiiallccre?