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.
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he said, looking down at them with his face firstname.lastname@example.org
softened by a sudden smile. "I am Aragorn son http://www.ccil.org/~/cowan
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save you, I will." --LotR Book I Chapter 10