Monday, June 4, 2007 at 2:59pm by The Free Geek
There are many different definitions for the word “geek”. Although the title was originally used for carnival performers who ate live animals or non-food items, we probably all think of a geek as someone much less offensive than that. Indeed, your notions of a geek are probably that of a harmless loner who works in computers or reads science fiction novels. Although once a word used pejoratively, there has been a movement to reappropriate the label of geek and make it something to be proud of. Call it “geek chic“, if you will, and in the politically correct climate we live in today, you’d better educate yourself on what is or isn’t characteristic of a geek. Below are 10 common myths about geeks that just don’t always ring true for everyone in the category.