Okay, 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!
And if you are not pleased with the person's statement, you may
resort to the old:
Total 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?
Council for Geoscience?"
3. You refuse to let nightfall stop your field excursions and
continue looking at the outcrops using the headlights of your
4. You like rock music only because it's called "rock" music.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. You name your children after rocks and minerals.