Geektionary: From Anime to Zettabyte, An A to Z Guide to All Things Geek

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 18, 2010 - Reference - 256 pages
"The last WoW module was clunky and a bit slow on my rig but it had a great toolset for building adventures for my avatar. Now I'm at sixtieth level! Awesome!"

Whether it's about science fiction, Star Trek, sports, comics, or computers, geekspeak is full of mysterious words and phrases. But now there's an easy way to understand what it's all about.

With this book you can dork out with the best of 'em. Here are more than 1,000 words and their definitions, including such gems as:

  • LARP
  • Red Shirt
  • Wilhelm Scream
  • Xenomorph
  • Munchkin*

So don't worry if you don't know what a midochlorian is or what to do with a proton pack. With this book, you'll never be confused again.

Which doesn't mean what you think it means, unless you're a fan of roleplaying games.

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About the author (2010)

Writer and comedian Gregory Bergman is the author of seven books, including the bestselling humor book series WTF? He is too cool to do a "geek" book alone, and has therefore called on the expertise of Josh Lambert.

Josh Lambert received degrees from UC Berkeley and USC. He owns a vast comic book collection, engages in computer animation and illustration, and makes his living in Sacramento, CA valuing going concerns using financial models. Is this a geek or what?

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