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Are You Ready For National Geek Pride Day?

No, I didn't mean to type "Greek." Tomorrow is, in fact, National Geek Pride Day!

Put some tape on your glasses and dig out your pocket protectors because not only will we be honoring the geeks in our lives, a new survey from IT staffing firm Modis reveals that 57% of us think being called a "geek" is a big compliment!

But that's not all: Modis reports that Americans would rather be called a "geek" instead of a "jock" by a 2-to-1 margin! So long, 90210 and hello, Big Bang Theory.

It's one thing to say you would like to be seen as geeky vs. actually being a geek, though. We don't like to admit it, but there's a certain peer pressure that moves from high school into the workplace where the cool clique can still rule the day unless management steps in. You're going to invite Stacy from IT to go to lunch with us!? Are you serious? 1992 called it wants its clothes back! She has a Star Wars figurine in her cubicle! Never underestimate the potential for even the most staid workplaces to feel a little bit like a 1980s John Hughes movie.

Still, it's nice to see geeks getting the admiration they deserve. Make sure to smile at a geek tomorrow. Or at least thank him or her for fixing your computer.


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