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Definitions

By WILSON

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Geek

The people you pick on in high school and wind up working for as an adult  (Urban Dictionary)

Simple Definition of geek

  •  a person who is socially awkward and unpopular : a usually intelligent person who does not fit in with other people
  • a person who is very interested in and knows a lot about a particular field or activity(Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

The modern definition of Geek

(Noun) A person that is very interested in something with a tendency to be technology minded.
(Verb) To be very excited about something. (Wilson)

Nerd

One whose IQ exceeds his weight. (Urban Dictionary)

Simple Definition of nerd

  • A person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has unstylish clothes, hair, etc.
  • A person who is very interested in technical subjects, computers, etc. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

The modern definition of Nerd

A person that just doesn’t fit in with social norms. Sometimes the person is not aware they don’t fit it with social norms. (Wilson)

Culture

A term invoked by people who feel pride in accomplishments of others. (Urban Dictionary)

  • A justification for all kinds of human rights violation.
  • An outcome of evolutionary beneficial group thinking, and thus a racist generalization.
  • Also used in conjunction with ‘history’ for more pride and group thinking.

Simple Definition of culture

The beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time

  • A particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc.
  • A way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization (such as a business) (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

The modern definition of Culture

Webster pretty much hit it.

I would add in that due to tech the lines of culture are somehow more blurred and more defined.(Wilson)

Resources: (links will open in a new tab)

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=geek
www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Nerd
www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Culture
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geek
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nerd
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culture

 What are your definitions?

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