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You know you're a geologist when:

Updated on May 13, 2015

Geologists are a unique bunch

Being a geologist isn't just about blowing stuff up. though that is rather fun too! Geology and geologists have interesting ideas and quirks some of which are listed below but many of which I'm sure I have left out. So if you know of any others: help a girl out and comment!

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You know you're a geologist when:

  • No one quite understands what you do, how you do it and why you bother.

  • Licking rocks ‘ain’t no weird thing’, it’s a useful diagnostic tool.

  • You know that sniffing before licking is prudent.

  • Cleavage is not associated with Miss July’s centre fold but Muscovite

  • The difference between a camping trip and working in the field is negligent.

  • Every road trip needs a weeks work of research so you don’t miss any cool road cuttings along the way.

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  • Every conversation with religious types turns into a spirited debate about evolution vs creation.

  • You have more notebooks than a chronic journaller.

  • S. O. S isn’t a distress call but ‘Same Old Schist’, and is a recurring theme in all 400 of your notebooks.

  • You love to watch geological disaster movies, and spend the entire movie being critical about the science and annoying all your friends. Jurassic Park? More accurately Cretaceous Park

  • Bringing home 3 kgs of rocks home as hand luggage from New Zealand is standard.

  • Airport authorities in Australasia confiscate and wash your boots before letting you into their country.

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  • You have 6 pairs of boots and 1 pair of heels.

  • You feel compelled to correct misconceptions about all earth science matters. No, the core of the earth cannot be equated to a washing machine cycle.

  • You unconsciously use geological jargon in non-geological conversations. Slicken-sides on your car from some car that swiped you.

  • People try to relate to you by bringing up their theories on the pyramids. Archaeology is a whole other science ducky…

  • There are only people in your photographs for scale and you have more photos of your geopick than your family.

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  • When you consider anything that happened in the last 100000 years as very recent.

  • You get distracted by stone floors and stone building facades.

  • Wondering cemeteries in order to see the different tombstone rock types and textures is a regular hobby.

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      Lawrence Hebb 3 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      They're huge though!

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      Gwyn Buchanan 3 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for dropping in for a look, Lawrence01! You can never have enough doorstops, just be careful of breaking toes on them!

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      Lawrence Hebb 3 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Gwynn

      Loved this. My wife must be one, she brings rocks back from the beach "we need more doorstops" I'm told!

      By the way archaelogy is fun

      Blessings

      Lawrence

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