The last time Tourism Australia tried to encourage people to come to Australia, they said: “Where the bloody hell are you?” This time they’ve come up with a new line to promote the country: “There’s nothing like Australia.”
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 31st of March. Kia ora.
Those words all have similar meanings. And I think the difference in meaning between the words is really a matter of opinion and depends a lot on the user.
So it could be a good question to ask someone over a cup of coffee or a few beers: What’s the difference between a nerd, a geek, a dweeb, and a dork?
conversations with sarah
Were you a geek?
Leo What’s the difference between a nerd, a dork, a geek, and a dweeb? nerd と dork と geek と dweeb の違いは？
Sarah I think it just depends on who’s using the word and what they want it to mean. 誰がその呼び名を使うのか、そしてどんな意味で使うのかによると思う。
Leo How do you use them? あなたはどのように使いますか？
Sarah Well … nerd, dork … yeah, I don’t think I’ve ever really used nerd, or dork, or dweeb. But when I was at high school we used to use the word geek quite a lot. うーむ・・・ nerd と dork は・・・私は nerd と dork と dweeb は使ったことないけど、高校生の時にギークはよく使った。
Leo What did it mean? どんな意味ですか？
Sarah I would say I thought a person was a geek if I thought their clothes were unfashionable or uncool and they were … socially inept. 私がギークだな、と思う人はダサイファッションと全体的にカッコ良くない人で人付き合いが不器用な人だと言えます。
Leo Were you a geek? 君はギークでしたか？
Sarah Um, well I didn’t think of myself as a geek. But I guess other people might have … I don’t know. Hmmm.