UK Lawmakers Sweating As Geeky Government Agents Chase Cash And Fast Cars

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Wareagle

Am I the only one who gets horribly annoyed when someone calls me a "Computer Whiz?"

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Neufeldt2002

I have been called many things over the course of time and it does get repetitive, but the one person who can call me nerd, whiz, geek, etc and get away with it is my wife. When she does it, she always does it so that it is a term of endearment.

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Caboose

+1 this!

I mean, when my wife does it to me. Not your wife saying it to me. That'd just be bad...

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YOU SAW NOTHING!

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Darkside

I actually treat it like something of a compliment for two reasons:

1. I know something that they don't.

2. Depending on where it's said, that little phrase can translate to "Can I give you money now and probably a few more times down the road?" or "How would you like to have job security?"

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Peanut Fox

No.  I hate it.  It drives me nuts and makes me want to strangle the guy.  More so if it's pronounced compooter.

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Brad Chacos

Ha, I hate it too. But I suppose it's better than what most people call me.

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Vernak

What do people call you?  You have something that they havent got...A GREAT BIG BUSHY BEARD!

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Caboose

I read the last part, in the voice of the police chief from "Hot Fuzz"

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someuid

No.  I've grown very tired of all the slang as well.  Nerd.  Geek.  Whiz.  Computer guru.

It all detracts from what I really am - a professional.

I also grow tired of the consant pronouncements of "I know literally nothing about computers."  It is almost like a badge of honor as to how little they know.  Some sort of self suffering they enjoy, or don't want anyone to mistake them for being a computer nerd, or just want to be part of the larger group of computer illiterate people.

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tornato7

I get people bragging to me about how little they know all the time. It's annoying as hell.

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