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Serenak

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Icon 1 posted November 16, 2005 15:51      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How about a grid of geeks?

Or maybe a cluster of geeks?

I would offer an array of geeks; but that has obvious grounds for grammatical confusion so has to be ruled out on grounds of common sense. Network of geeks falls at the same fence too in my eyes.

I suppose an argument of geeks could viably be put forward but for reasons of public relations I think that might be best avoided. (actually I thought it was already an argument of politicians but cannot find any verification that this is actually a real collective noun...

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by maximile:
So what's the collective noun for geek? Any ideas or suggestions?

A gaggle of geeks?

How about altering that slightly to a google of geeks? [crazy]

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Another important question is where you keep the cluster of geeks. My guess is in a geek farm.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Do you ever have less than two panini?

Late response...sure - I'm usually not that hungry when I go to Cafe Europa in the city...but I don't know what it's actually called. =P

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Icon 1 posted November 16, 2005 21:58      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hehe. Clever, dman. [Wink]

But a bit of a "duh" moment for me: 'tis "fewer than two," not "less than two." [blush]

Darn those express lanes! [Razz]

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My boss has actually complained at stores that have such signs up...and they've changed them!

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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
How about altering that slightly to a google of geeks? [crazy]

I second that idea, it really fits.

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
How about altering that slightly to a google of geeks?

A google of geeks might be ok, but a googol of geeks might be a bit much [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
How about altering that slightly to a google of geeks?

A google of geeks might be ok, but a googol of geeks might be a bit much [Razz]
It is a bit perplexing.

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
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Originally posted by maximile:
So what's the collective noun for geek? Any ideas or suggestions?

A gaggle of geeks?

Or a directory of technophiles?

You mean a gaggle of geese [Wink]
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Okay, Maggs...I've seen this a number of times and held my tongue, but you've been posting enough that I should finally say it.

Please, please stop necroposting. If a thread hasn't been touched for awhile, and isn't active, "me too" replies are usually not that welcome.

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