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Curiosity question

Some conversations I've been having recently have led me to wonder what sort of connotations the term geek has. So of course I obviously had to make a completely unscientific LJ poll, which won't tell me the answer but might be interesting anyway.

Poll #577542 geek associations

What associations do you have with the word geek?

Definitely positive
9(16.1%)
Mainly positive
39(69.6%)
Neutral
7(12.5%)
Mainly negative
1(1.8%)
Definitely negative
0(0.0%)

Would you describe yourself as a geek?

Yes, and proud of it!
34(61.8%)
Yes (in a self-deprecating way)
13(23.6%)
No, not really
8(14.5%)
No way!
0(0.0%)

Would you ever date a self-described geek?

Yes
54(96.4%)
No
2(3.6%)

Would you ever date someone you regarded as a geek?

Yes
54(96.4%)
No
2(3.6%)

Word associations: 3 words that come to mind when you see the word geek

Which of these statements best applies to you?

I am a native speaker of English, and I come from England.
24(42.9%)
I am a native speaker of English, and I come from the USA.
16(28.6%)
I am a native speaker of English, and I come from some other English-speaking country.
3(5.4%)
I am not a native speaker of English.
4(7.1%)
My linguistic origins transcend such simplistic national categories!
9(16.1%)


If you don't like my options or have further comments, that's what the comments are for. I don't want a lot of interesting thoughts in the poll where I can't reply to them easily.
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