Is the term “Geek” derogatory?

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Back when I was growing up, being called a “geek” was considered an insult for socially awkward folks who were good students and spent a lot of time immersed in role-playing games usually of the fantasy/sci-fi nature.

But now the term “geek” is a badge of honor, and with the success of shows like Big Bang Theory, this stigma has been all but abolished.

Still being a child of the 1980s, when geekery was shunned upon, I still cringe when I hear “geek”. Ok so maybe I’m a politically correct stiff with more than a few sticks up my butt, but that’s just my opinion.

What about you? Do you still think “geek” is offensive?

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, self-publishing and sales & marketing. You can also subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox.

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