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Re: CHAT geek (was: /nj/ vs. /J/ etc)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 18, 2004, 4:54
John Leland scripsit:

> I believe I read an article by Asimov in which he claimed "geek" was a term > used in circus sideshows for people who killed chickens with their teeth and > other bizarre acts. > In my experience, Asimov did not know as much about language history as he > thought he did, so I do not know how accurate this may be.
This story is generally accepted as true. -- "But I am the real Strider, fortunately," John Cowan he said, looking down at them with his face softened by a sudden smile. "I am Aragorn son of Arathorn, and if by life or death I can save you, I will." --LotR Book I Chapter 10


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