Everyone will be familiar with the modern term Geek, meaning an expert in a technical field, and possibly a person with limited social skills.
However, did you know it was an archaic term used in carnivals to mean a performer of grotesque acts? How that transferred to the modern usage is uncertain.
Going even further back, Geek came from the English Geck meaning a fool, and in turn from the Germanic Geck meaning to croak or cackle.
Still want to self-identify as a geek?
@fitheach More than ever 😉
I don't think "limited social skills" is you.
@fitheach And trust me, being an HSP helps too. I can stay home for days on end without missing (out on) anything/anyone. I am a geeky HSP *now imagine loud, booming voice*
MY TIME IS NOOOOOWWWW!
HSP? Henoch Schönlein Purpura?
Highly sensitive person.
Ah, that makes more sense. 😃
@fitheach @Bella to chime in on the "social isolation" thing. I was thinking these days about it, quite a few chances. I go to my yard - many people around our house, everybody talking, being loud, prepping gardens for summer. Go to parks/nearby forests. Full of people. That's not isolation, not distancing. I worked with a swedish guy a few years ago. His house was ~100km from Stockholm, on a hill, no (decent) internet, nearest neighbour on the next hill over. THAT is isolation.What we have is inconvenient.
Not my experience. I've just written about it:
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