if you are a real geologist, you probably enjoy transferring
geology vocabulary into everyday situations. For example,
if you agree with what someone has said, you may say, You
breccia! or My sediments exactly!
if you are not pleased with the person's statement, you may
resort to the old:
immersion geologists: Are you totally obsessed with geology?
If so, then you are a total immersion geologist. Here are
the ten warning signs:
1) You judge a restaurant by the type of decorative building
stone they use rather than their food.
2) You manage to turn any conversation into a discussion of
geology, as in:
"What did you think of that Superbowl game last night?"
"I must have missed that conference. Who sponsored it?
Geological Society of America?"
3) The only thing you notice about attractive members of the
opposite sex is the stone in their jewelry.
4) You refuse to let nightfall stop your field excursions
and continue looking at the outcrops using the headlights
of your field vehicle.
5) You like rock music only because it's called "rock"
6) You will try to claw through the water flowing in a stream
to get a better look at the bedrock at the base of the channel.
7) You will walk across eight lanes of freeway traffic to
see if the outcrop on the other side of the highway is the
same type of rock as the side you're parked on.
8) You name your children after rocks and minerals.
9) You're not sure if you have children.
10) You view non-geologists as subhuman.