words may evolve

I've been hearing a lot of people claiming to be "geeks". I don't think that each of them have exactly the same idea of word "geek". But one thing is for sure, the word "geek" has changed from something that is supposed to be derogatory into something somewhat uplifting to one's self-esteem. Today, if you say "that guy is a geek", then it would attribute a certain amount coolness to that person. Although, I still think that it sort of comes with a slight hint of pity, as in, "I'll just call you a geek instead of a looser because I feel kinda peachy today."

It's remarkable how words evolve to mean something else, specially when its meaning becomes quite the opposite of what it used to mean. I just hope it won't happen too often because that would be a total disaster.

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