Do geek-speakers speak geek at home, or just to confuse us?

By Bill Husted, Cox News Service

If ordinary people talked like geeks, we would all die. Your wife would send you to the grocery store for Lactuca sativa and Solanum tuberosum to accompany some commercially ground Bos taurus. Most of us would starve to death without bringing home the lettuce and potatoes to go with our hamburgers for dinner. No one would put up with talk like that, grocery stores would go out of business and America would be a nation of skinny people. I don’t know about you, but we’re sick of that kind of double talk down here at the newspaper.

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