Geek

Geek

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This word comes from English dialect geek, geck: fool, freak; from Low German geck, from Middle Low German. The root geck still survives in Dutch and Afrikaans gek: crazy, as well as some German dialects, and in the Alsatian word Gickeleshut: geek's hat, used in carnivals. The word appears in the modern sense of a science, math, or technology enthusiast in Robert Heinlein's 1952 short story "The Year of the Jackpot." Formerly, in 18th century Austria-Hungary, Gecken were freaks shown by some circuses. In 19th century, in North-America, the term geek referred to a freak in circus side-shows. In some cases, its performance included biting the head off a live chicken. The 1976 edition of the American Heritage Dictionary included only the definition regarding geek shows.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Placpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136286475
  • 9786136286471