- What is a geek?
- What is a dweeb?
- What is a spaz?
Or, what are the differences? What makes someone a geek, and not a dweeb? Don't go and look them up in some urban slang dictionary. I want to know what YOU think they mean, or what you heard growing up.
Geek: Someone who is so skilled at one particular set of knowledge, that it occludes their social well-roundedness.
Dweeb: Someone who isn't as a smart as a geek, so he or she tries to make up for it with arrogance... and fails pathetically.
Spaz: Somone who wants to be a geek, but lacks the attention span, because he or she has hyperactive tendencies.
Other terms I heard growing up:
Sped: Short for "Special Ed," it meant retarted.
Nerd: A geek who is also physically unfit or uncoordinated.
Goof: Harmless stupid person.
Fag: Stronger form of "sissy." It didn't refer to homosexuality when I was a kid in our area. That was reserved for "homo."
Klutz: Someone so uncoordinated, they cause property damage.
Bookworm: Anyone who read books that wasn't forcefully assigned to them by a teacher.