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Spoongirl
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Icon 12 posted May 07, 2003 03:18      Profile for Spoongirl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
i'm spoongirl, and i get my name from my obsession with anything that has a funny sounding name. spoon, moose, oblong, noodle, antidisestablishmentarianism. oh the laughter never stops when you laugh at funny words! aha! aha! aha!

love from your friend in the biscuit tin, Spoongirl [Wink]

ooh, what do girl geeks prefer to be called? she-geek, geekette, or just plain geek? i know which i prefer, why does there have to be some kind of defining line between us?

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2003 04:45      Profile for hey-U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hi spoongirl
There seem to be plenty of funny sounding names round here so hopefully you'll find something to make you smile...
[Smile]

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Icon 10 posted May 07, 2003 07:53      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hiya Spoongirl!

Welcome to where the wacky wordplay never stops.

I actually call my wife a geekess, but I don't know what the consensus is.

-WS

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2003 08:13      Profile for skylar     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Welcome Spoongirl... enjoy your stay at the forums. And as far as funny words are concerned, 'monkey' is my particular word of choice [Big Grin]

Oh, and I like to be called 'geekette', btw. She-geek sounds a little... hmmm... odd...

sky

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2003 08:19            Edit/Delete Post 
What's wrong with "geek"? And "female geek" if a gender qualifier is needed?
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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2003 08:40      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hmm, geekess - that's a kind of cool name. I do think that's only appropriate as an affectionate term, though. Opinions around here have varied about the use of the word 'geekette,' so I guess I'll refrain from using it, even though it sounds interesting, some say it is demeaning. Perhaps uilleann is kind of right about just calling them 'geeks.'

/me thinks about a certain bio-geekess [Wink] .

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I guess it's time to trot this old horse out again [Razz] [evil]  - [Big Grin]

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Icon 6 posted May 07, 2003 09:14      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello. Enjoy your stay.

Don't mind my spelling but: Indefatigable (not tireable, in able to be worn out), defenestrate(to throw out of window) and Unambiguify (no, it's not a word, but it is made by adding pre- and post- fixes to a real word, and it really should be a word, it means to clarify, to make unmuddled, or otherwise illuminate an answer to a conundrum).

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Originally posted by uilleann:
What's wrong with "geek"? And "female geek" If a gender qualifier is needed?

2 long we like to shorten everything... B/C we R Lazy. [Razz]

If my skylie likes Geekette, Geekette I shall call her. Besides, a computer geek is one whose geeky speicality is computers, wouldn't that mean a female geek is a geek whos geeky speicality is females??? What does a crime-fighter fight? What does a fire-fighter fight? What does a freedom fighter-fight?

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Welcome spoongirl!

One of my favourite words is pulchritudinous. I think that some people here are pulchritudinous. I have dresses that are pulchritudinous. Some paintings I have are pulchritudinous. I have flowers that are pulchritudinous. Yes, there is much pulchritude around here.

Enjoy!

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Icon 10 posted May 07, 2003 13:25      Profile for Fixerbob     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
SPOOON !

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Icon 7 posted May 07, 2003 14:16      Profile for Super Flippy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Fixerbob, you beat me to it!

Welcome, spoongirl. Do you know the song that goes, "All I ever wanted was a spoon, a spoon..."?

I think "flippy" is a funny word. So are "pixel", "granny", and "bus".

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2003 16:23            Edit/Delete Post 
dragonman97:
Something bothers me about the "ooo aren't we all special" feel to geekette - I prefer the idea that we are all equal, and thus prefer just "geek" - no daintiness.

GameMaster:
"computer" in "computer geek" is just a qualifier, the same as "female", no? So you'd combine them as "female computer geek". Not really simple, but since when are geeks meant to be afraid of verbosity?


Favourite word? Has got to be "misunderstimate" - I love it. Even found myself trying to use it by mistake, IIRC [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2003 16:54      Profile for CyberGoddess   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I consider myself just a "geek". If I have to point out gender, I just say "geek girl".

Frankly, my opinion of it this: if we whine about guys not treating us the same, we're not helping things if we have to point out that we're somehow "different".

*shrug*

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hello and welcome to the forums, hope you find our posts immense and enjoyable,,,,,,,,Z
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I think my favorite word is "disremember"

But I disremember why...

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GM, in this day and age, I would assume that freedom-fighters are the byproduct of s/French/Freedom/. [Wink]

Somebody had to say it: There is no spoon.

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2003 22:36      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Bleah. Can't sleep.

Not sure about my favorite word. The word I have the hardest time saying is sphygnamanometer (aka, blood pressure cuff). I just can't do it. My favorite phrase is probably "Educate me."

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Icon 1 posted May 08, 2003 01:17      Profile for skylar     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Quoting uilleann:
What's wrong with "geek"? And "female geek" if a gender qualifier is needed?

...and CyberGoddess:
Frankly, my opinion of it this: if we whine about guys not treating us the same, we're not helping things if we have to point out that we're somehow "different".

Looking at the thing objectively, I agree with you. Wanting to be called a 'geekette' for me personally, though, is nothing to do with issues of equality. I'm not a tech geek, so I don't feel like I'm working in an environment in which male geeks have the upper hand. In fact, I'm an artsy geek, and so people probably expect more geekettes in that field of geekiness. I just like the word 'geekette' because it's neat and cute and seems to fit with the way I am.

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Icon 1 posted May 08, 2003 01:46      Profile for Slurpy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I always enjoy substituting "dismember" for "remember," and "halibut" for "hell of it."

As in, "I'm trying to dismember the site," or "I blew up the dead raccoon just for the halibut."

Yeah, I know, I'm fscked up. . .

And, of course, "democrat." You get some odd looks when you insult people in that manner. And the funny thing is, I've spent so much time saying it on purpose, I actually say it automatically now [Big Grin] .

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Of course, one can't omit of words like shoe, mega-phone... wankel rotary engine.

By the way - did anyone else initially misread the last word in the title of this thread? [Wink]

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No, just you, spungster!

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Icon 1 posted May 08, 2003 08:06      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
righ, it is a qualifier, but I think that preceding the word geek the qualifier is assumed to be the TYPE of geek, and unless anyone's geeky skill is females... [Razz] That is like the Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Woman Engineers... Personally I would like to know what Woman Engineering is, it sounds rather Frakienstien-esque.

I typically use geek for both genders, unless the gender is somehow important. For instance, I love a geekette (implying that Skylar is female), however, if I'm working on a project with geek who happens to be female, I will often leave off the geekete as it isn't important to the project.

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That is like the Society of Civil Engineers...

lol :)

(heh, and they'd never let me in, either... ;)

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Icon 12 posted May 08, 2003 10:57      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I believe the accepted term here is-TTB [Wink]
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For those commonly-held-to-be-attractive female geeks who are into technical subjects, sure.
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