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Geek

Informal and somewhat derogatory; a new hire at a Wall Street trading firm. The term was popularized by the book Liar's Poker, which describes the author's experience as a bond trader on Wall Street in the 1980s.
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Dweeb and Themis drive to a motel, rather than a hotel, with no more than "Where's the hotel?" from Themis.
Harper, vice president of the research firm Belden Associates, says he was surprised at how much reaction he had from editorial page editors and writers at the Dweeb Fest when he spoke about readership.
But Dweeb hit back, saying: "The council have explained in their own words why we are doing it this way, because if we asked for permission they would say no.
Such was the allure of his programme that I became something of a reclusive dweeb and at that appointed time I would cast aside my customary demeanour of languid indifference and bound excitedly upstairs to my bedroom, where with a sense of enraptured anticipation I would switch on the radio, tape recorder at the ready, my finger poised expectantly over the record button.
He'd be the biggest dweeb on the block, but I think I could do it.
Or, for that matter, a geek, dweeb, wonk, or freak.
Seuss in his 1950 book, "If I Ran the Zoo." Or, for that matter, a geek, dweeb, wonk or freak.
But most of all, the long-term gain is that no one would ever think of an editorial writer as a dweeb or nerd again.
Eisenberg skates from an empathetic dweeb to a too-perfect student with masterful aplomb in a movie that never telegraphs its punches.
Gosh - who would have thought that skinny, bespectacled, carrot-top dweeb from Preston, Idaho, could become a teen sensation?
Well, you have to be up to speed on the latest slang if you don't want to be a dweeb.
But what on Earth was The X Factor's dad-dancing dweeb doing at the helm of a proper programme?