Geek Speak

A glossary of geek, from nerdrage to fandom

Like any subculture, geek culture has its own terminology. A lot of it is self-explanatory, but some of it requires some foreknowledge or insight to really understand. Naturally, most geeks reading this will have that terminology on lockdown, but for the merely geek-curious, it can all be a bit confusing. In hopes of clearing up at least some of that confusion — there's a lot of geek slang out there, and covering it all would be impossible — a glossary of geek speak seemed in order. Read on, and learn to speak the language of my people.

See also: There are no fake geeks! Welcome, all self-proclaimed nerds!

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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