The Geek Alphabet

As a geek, you definitely know your ABCs, but do you know these? From A to Z, “away team” to “zork,” here is [GAS]‘s take on the Geek Alphabet. Please note that all pictures featured below were licensed under a “CC” license. We’ve sourced them all at the bottom of this post.

























All images used for our geeky ABCs are from Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons licenses that allow for remixing. And they’re “share alike,” which means that you’re welcome to use our geeky alphabet – as long as you credit us and link back to this post!

A is for Away Team, where you should never wear red (mild mannered photographer)
B is for Binary, 1s and 0s in your head (jpstanley)
C is for Cosplay, making cons an awesome place (SoulCookie)
D is for Doctor, who keeps changing face (great beyond)
E is for Emoticons, that tell you what we’re feeling (neal gillis)
F is for Flickr, whose photos we are “stealing” (tricky)
G is for Gadgets, the way to our heart (slipstreamjc)
H is for Hardware, I took it apart! (jurvetson)
I is for iEverything, love it or hate it (dan dickinson)
J is for Japan, we’re glad Nintendo invaded (oscar mota)
K is for Keyboard, we love every letter (andrew*)
L is for Leias, the more the better! (koadmunkee)
M is for MMORPGs, it’s a magical place (i eated a cookie)
N is for NASA, and the beauty of space (nasa1fan)
O is for Occipital Lobe, we love using our brains (illuminaut)
P is for Programming, ((though lisp is a pain)) (phil_jackson)
Q is for Quilting, and other geeky crafts (athenamat)
R is for Reading, no matter what the path (timonoko)
S is for Science, though the cake is a lie (don solo)
T is for Tabletop, and a 20-sided die (nengard)
U is for Uncertainty, you just never know (neil crosby)
V is for Voltage, oh the places we’ll go! (oskay)
W is for the World Wide Web, it’s more than just porn (shimown)
X is for Xerox, where so much geekiness was born (marc smith)
Y is for Youth, since kids are geeks too (benmcleod)
Z is for Zork, watch out for the grue! (the_tml)



106 Responses to The Geek Alphabet

  1. s is for stars – wars,trek,galactica – if its good and geeky it has a star in it somewhere!

  2. s is for stars – wars,trek,galactica – if its good and geeky it has a star in it somewhere!

  3. s is for stars – wars,trek,galactica – if its good and geeky it has a star in it somewhere!

  4. The away team in A is the New York chapter of Start Trekkin!!! An awesome improv group that does everything with a Trek twist!

  5. The away team in A is the New York chapter of Start Trekkin!!! An awesome improv group that does everything with a Trek twist!

  6. Is it just me or is the "A" picture a recreation of the famous Kent State photo? I guess that makes them history geeks too…

  7. Is it just me or is the “A” picture a recreation of the famous Kent State photo? I guess that makes them history geeks too…

  8. As a long time geek who has been quilting even longer, I was quite happy to see the Mario quilt shown. Working on a Ms Pac-man quilt myself. (I know, its been done, but I want one of my own. :)

    Happens that I remember Kent State and recognized the photo too.. wow. One heck of a concept for that photo project.

  9. As a long time geek who has been quilting even longer, I was quite happy to see the Mario quilt shown. Working on a Ms Pac-man quilt myself. (I know, its been done, but I want one of my own. :)

    Happens that I remember Kent State and recognized the photo too.. wow. One heck of a concept for that photo project.

  10. None of the Leia's are wearing the top right. the straps should be crossed in the front AND back.

  11. None of the Leia’s are wearing the top right. the straps should be crossed in the front AND back.

    • My friend, you don't have the correct definition for geek. Geek != Dork.

      (!= is "does not equal")

    • My friend, you don’t have the correct definition for geek. Geek != Dork.

      (!= is “does not equal”)

  12. The sad thing is, the tabletop pic of the D&D game looked so much like the group I'm about to go to in about 2 hours, I had to do a double take. Down to the little index cards and everything!!! That's nuts!

  13. The sad thing is, the tabletop pic of the D&D game looked so much like the group I’m about to go to in about 2 hours, I had to do a double take. Down to the little index cards and everything!!! That’s nuts!

  14. Geeks can be sexy…just depends on the level of how high their geeky-ness is :P sometimes too high? meh. not as sexy (well, at least to ME)…but then again…to each one's own!

  15. Geeks can be sexy…just depends on the level of how high their geeky-ness is :P sometimes too high? meh. not as sexy (well, at least to ME)…but then again…to each one’s own!

  16. Great list! The "Y" one was a little weak, though. How about "'Y' is for 'yearning'. (Your princess is in another castle)"? or what about Yoda, Yoshi and "Yatta!"?

  17. Great list! The “Y” one was a little weak, though. How about “‘Y’ is for ‘yearning’. (Your princess is in another castle)”? or what about Yoda, Yoshi and “Yatta!”?

  18. Ok, so the subtitle in that first suggestion wouldn't rhyme. I just love the word "yearning".

  19. Ok, so the subtitle in that first suggestion wouldn’t rhyme. I just love the word “yearning”.

  20. Seriously, take it from a girl who is married to an uber-geek – it doesn't get any sexier ladies. And note: I've not being even remotely sarcastic here – "geeks" make the best lovers!

  21. Seriously, take it from a girl who is married to an uber-geek – it doesn’t get any sexier ladies. And note: I’ve not being even remotely sarcastic here – “geeks” make the best lovers!

    • Hell yeah! Discussions about the merits of different starship classes are best had naked in bed after sex ;)

  22. Geeks ARE sexy and yes DO make the best lovers.. and usually have the bigger penis' and long hair mrrrrrr and brains! and don't mind me sitting up til silly o clock playing warcrack

  23. Geeks ARE sexy and yes DO make the best lovers.. and usually have the bigger penis’ and long hair mrrrrrr and brains! and don’t mind me sitting up til silly o clock playing warcrack

  24. Like someone said, I is for Internet.

    L is for LOL.

    And B is for BAN. By law, a geek must piss off a moderator at least once a year.

    • I think you're getting the word geek confused to troll. Most geeks aren't total tools…

  25. Like someone said, I is for Internet.

    L is for LOL.

    And B is for BAN. By law, a geek must piss off a moderator at least once a year.

    • I think you’re getting the word geek confused to troll. Most geeks aren’t total tools…

    • Yes, they are resistors. From left to right: First and second are the value in Ohms, third is the multiplier and the fourth is tolerance in metal colour. A fifth indicates polarity, I think(unusual). I am a Swede so i had to translate what i learned 25 years ago and promptly forgot.;) Nicely done, this! Apple just finks it is everything… Or wants to own it. :(

    • Yes, they are resistors. From left to right: First and second are the value in Ohms, third is the multiplier and the fourth is tolerance in metal colour. A fifth indicates polarity, I think(unusual). I am a Swede so i had to translate what i learned 25 years ago and promptly forgot.;) Nicely done, this! Apple just finks it is everything… Or wants to own it. :(

    • "the cake is a lie" its a Portal reference if you've ever played the game Portal, its a really good game (getting a sequel soon i believe :D)

    • “the cake is a lie” its a Portal reference if you’ve ever played the game Portal, its a really good game (getting a sequel soon i believe :D)

  26. 2 things

    1.) i love this list lol

    2.) cosplay, conventions, hardware, software, and even the cake is a lie .. why have i only just found this website its brilliant

  27. 2 things
    1.) i love this list lol
    2.) cosplay, conventions, hardware, software, and even the cake is a lie .. why have i only just found this website its brilliant

  28. THE CAKE IS NOT A LIE. COMPLETE THE TRIALS AND THERE WILL BE CAKE. THIS CAKE IS DELICIOUS. WE'RE HAVING A BIG PARTY FOR YOU, WITH CAKE, BUT YOUR BEST FRIEND THE WEIGHTED COMPANION CUBE HASN'T REPLIED TO THE INVITATION BECAUSE YOU MURDERED HIM.

  29. THE CAKE IS NOT A LIE. COMPLETE THE TRIALS AND THERE WILL BE CAKE. THIS CAKE IS DELICIOUS. WE’RE HAVING A BIG PARTY FOR YOU, WITH CAKE, BUT YOUR BEST FRIEND THE WEIGHTED COMPANION CUBE HASN’T REPLIED TO THE INVITATION BECAUSE YOU MURDERED HIM.

  30. Oh. my. god. So much epic in so little space makes the internet explode. I'd give you a new one if we weren't sure of the epic awesome.

    You said we could use this as long as we track back to you, right???

    I want this on a teeshirt. Nao. I might have to make it myself. I have teeshirt paint, a teeshirt and freetime until the convention. I might just do it!!! :D (with your info on the back!)

  31. Oh. my. god. So much epic in so little space makes the internet explode. I’d give you a new one if we weren’t sure of the epic awesome.

    You said we could use this as long as we track back to you, right???

    I want this on a teeshirt. Nao. I might have to make it myself. I have teeshirt paint, a teeshirt and freetime until the convention. I might just do it!!! :D (with your info on the back!)

  32. I remember Zork for my Apple ][+. I never played it, but I remember having it. I remember T.W.E.R.P.S. and SunDog and Apple Panic and Miner 2049er and Karatika and Swashbuckler and Firebug…Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego…

  33. I remember Zork for my Apple ][+. I never played it, but I remember having it. I remember T.W.E.R.P.S. and SunDog and Apple Panic and Miner 2049er and Karatika and Swashbuckler and Firebug…Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego…