Today I came across nearly four to five websites with the keyword “GEEK” in the domain name and I wondered what’s so special with that word. I just wanted you to know what I learnt from Wikipedia: The word geek is a slang term, denoting individuals as “One who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics, etc.”
This word comes from English dialect geek, geck: fool, freak; from Low German geck, from Middle Low German. The root geck still survives in Dutch and Afrikaans gek: crazy, as well as some German dialects, and in the Alsatian word Gickeleshut: geek’s hat, used in carnivals.
Do drop in your comments about what was your take on the word GEEK earlier before seeing this infographic? 🙂Tweet