Bookcover of Geek
Booktitle:

Geek

Robert A. Heinlein, The Year of the Jackpot, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

PlacPublishing (2012-06-03 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-6-28647-1

ISBN-10:
6136286475
EAN:
9786136286471
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This word comes from English dialect geek, geck: fool, freak; from Low German geck, from Middle Low German. The root geck still survives in Dutch and Afrikaans gek: crazy, as well as some German dialects, and in the Alsatian word Gickeleshut: geek's hat, used in carnivals. The word appears in the modern sense of a science, math, or technology enthusiast in Robert Heinlein's 1952 short story "The Year of the Jackpot". Formerly, in 18th century Austria-Hungary, Gecken were freaks shown by some circuses. In 19th century, in North-America, the term geek referred to a freak in circus side-shows. In some cases, its performance included biting the head off a live chicken. The 1976 edition of the American Heritage Dictionary included only the definition regarding geek shows.
Publishing house:
PlacPublishing
Website:
http://www.betascript-publishing.com
Edited by:
Epimetheus Christer Hiram
Number of pages:
68
Published on:
2012-06-03
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
29.00 €
Keywords:
Science, technology, math, dictionary, dialect, Circus

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