|Maybe they're both geeks?|
I did the search after a discussion with a lady in her late 80's, about the word 'geek'.
She (actually my own mother) said that when she heard the word 'geek' she thought of a person in a carnival who would bite off the heads of live chickens.
COULD IT BE TRUE?
COULD THAT BE A DEFINITION OF 'GEEK'?
Here is the definition of 'geek' from Dictionary.com...
DID YOU NOTICE THE 4th DEFINITION?!
Let this be a lesson: never discount the definition of something that someone of an older generation gives you of anything.
Having said that, my husband has himself called himself something of a geek.
To my knowledge, though, he has NEVER bitten off the head of a live chicken (though he does like to eat grilled, or baked, or fried chicken, on occasion).
Here's a quote about marriage I really like...
“If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.”
Michel de Montaigne
My best friend is Sam.
He's not perfect (thank goodness).
But he's my best friend.
I will soon post my post called "I didn't want a jock, I wanted a geek."
(My definition of 'jock' is 'athlete-type'. I did a small search on that - and found 'athlete' is the main definition.)