Why I need to get out.

I just heard someone in the room refer to time passing in the real world as "clock ticks" and events in the real world occuring "with some probability on each tick." I'm a fan of using geek language outside of its world when appropriate (e.g. "pinging" someone, which describes something specific that isn't as easily described otherwise) or when humorous, but using it for no reason makes me cringe. There's chic geek, and there's dorky geek; sometimes the line between the two is just very clear.