Monday, October 31, 2005

Our True Geek Natures

And part of my geekosity is that I'm a grammar nazi nut and general linguophile (is that a word? I love it!). If you needed further proof, witness:

Your Linguistic Profile:

60% General American English
20% Upper Midwestern
15% Yankee
5% Midwestern
0% Dixie

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

but none of the questions asked about "wash" vs. "warsh" or "crick" vs. "creek." I was disappointed. Ah well, at least it's accurate (if indeed there is a difference between Upper Midwestern and Midwestern). I got this from Crazy Aunt Purl.

This weekend, the Beloved and I revealed some last secrets to each other (a neat trick, having been together for eight-and-a-half years already). He learned that, given time enough and yarn, I will sit on the couch and do nothing but knit for nearly three days straight (Yarn Geek). I learned that he has a whole crapload of Magic:The Gathering cards I didn't know about in various configurations (he calls them "decks") which involve spell-casting cards, creature cards, colors, freaky monster-beasts and a super-high level of geekdom (Magic:TG Geek). We revealed these truths, felt shaky and vulnerable afterwards, but love each other even more now that we know our true geek natures. It's sweet. And slightly nauseating, yes.

Right. I was going to upload pictures of knitting and crochet and the Noble Sit-n-Stitch, but either Blogger or my computer is being a wingnut of the highest order and is determined to eat my brain (zombie computers on Halloween... naturally!). I cannot post pictures right now. Please forgive the lack of illustration, but note my Geek status--Yarn, not Tech or Computer or Useful and Optimized for Gainful Employment Geek-dom.

My family weeps along with you.


Pica said...

Glad to know I'm not the only grammar nazi out there. I have been known to tell proprietors of restaurants and shops that there are errors in their signage/menus. Seriously, I should travel with a red Sharpie in my purse and live a life of the Superheroine, correcting grammar and spelling the world over!

Laura said...

Your link to the quiz doesn't work.

KathyMarie said...

Right. Thank you, Laura. (There is no bullshit with my sister) I have fixed both the link to the quiz and to the source.

Remember: Yarn Geek, not Computer Geek.