[ASC-list] insult or compliment

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Mon Aug 29 01:16:35 UTC 2011


I think it can be both, but you're probably right, it's more commonly intended as a positive term these days. My biggest problem is that - like all labels - it tends to be restrictive and it carries baggage. 

Cheers
Chris KP

On 29/08/2011, at 11:02 AM, Abigail Thomas <Thomas.Abigail at abc.net.au> wrote:

> It has recently been suggested that the terms ‘geek’ and ‘nerd’ (to describe someone interested in or working in science) are offensive.
> I tend to lean rather towards them being terms of affection.
> What do you think?
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