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On the 25th of May, fans of the late Douglas Adams carry a towel with them throughout the day to pay homage to author's genius.

The towel is a homage to the world's longest trilogy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which was one of his most beloved works.

Douglas Adams died on May 11, 2001, at 49 years of age.
"Dude, why are you carrying a towel?"

"It's Towel Day. I'm celebrating the life of Douglas Adams, my favorite author."
by Juandfr January 24, 2007
Mobian refers to a resident of the fictional planet of Mobius in various Sonic the Hedgehog series, such as the Archie Comics series or any of the DiC Entertainment cartoon series. Such residents may belong to any number of races or species. The term may also be used to refer to the collective civilisation and culture of said planet.
"I'm going to make a Mobian character."
by Juandfr November 18, 2005
1) In younger teenage crowds, usually schools, tab is synonymous with pop tab. These are collected, used as jewelry, or exchanged for kisses/sexual favors (depends on the individuals involved). If you want to give a tab to someone without the implicit stigma, the tab is dropped to be retrieved by the individual recieving it.
2) A canned beverage produced by the same company that makes Coca Cola; the origonal Diet Coke. Tab was popular in the 80's, but has faded to obscurity.
3) A key on the keyboard of a computer that can, depending on the program; indent paragraphs evenly, move the curser from one interactive object on a website to the next, and switch browser windows. Also an ASCII character made by pressing the button of the same name to indent a text. Short for Tabulation.
4) British slang for a cigarette.
5) Slang for various forms of illegal drugs, predominantly ecstacy and marijuana. Short for tablet.
6) Abbreviation of tabulature. Used to read and write music for guitars and bass.
7) Slang used to refer to Cambridge University students by those of Oxford University. Short for "Universitas Cantabrium"
8) British Military abbreviation of "Tactical Advance to Battle", referring to a march or hike.
9) A bill in a restaurant. Short for Tabulation.
10) A projection, flap, or short strip attached to an object to facilitate opening, assembly, handling, or identification.
1) "Here, Tommy. Want a tab?" Tommy: *kiss*
2) "Hey, I saw some Tab over at the store. They had three cans left."
3) To make a series of numbered questions line up vertically, just put a tab before each question until they aline.
4) "Hey, Buddy, you got a light for my tab?"
by Juandfr June 29, 2006
Sometimes interchanged with geek, nerd, gamer, dufus and dweeb. Each have connotations that vary depending on who you talk to or the location. For example, nerd has a negative connotation on the eastern coast of Canada, while geek does on the west.

The definitions from my location are as follows:

A dork is someone that has less-than average intelligence, as well as having fringe interests like RPGs and computers.

A geek is someone who has a higher-than-average intelligence, and is interrested in a variety of fringe interests. The variety is unlikely to encompass the entire scope, and it is likely that the interrests will be interrelated. For instance, you might find a sci-fi geek, a history geek, or just someone who knows a lot of trivia. A geek will still have interests, friends and social skills outside of geekdom, though they may be more limited.

A nerd is someone who usually has a mich higher than average intelligence, but very poor social skills and very few if any friends and interests outside their area of expertise. They will usually have only one or two groups of interest, and are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about them. Often, a nerd will focus on numbers and definitions. A famous subgroup of nerds is the trekkies. There is usually a "mightier-than-thou" sentiment among nerds.

A gamer can be either a nerd, a dork or a geek, but their interests lie exclusively in computer, video and pen-and-paper games.

Dufuses and dweebs are generally regarded as clutzes and outcasts, without having the fringe interests or intelligence of either the geek or nerd groups. Sometimes dorks will fit in this category, too.

Here, only geek and gamer have a positive connotations, the rest are deemed insults.
Nerd: Jeremy of "Foxtrot"
Geek: Not as easy to find in comics, but anyone who reads sci-fi or fantasy novels is a good candidate.
Dork: Jon Arbuckle of "Garfield"
by Juandfr October 10, 2005
1) In younger teenage crowds, usually schools, tab is synonymous with pop tab. These are collected, used as jewelry, or exchanged for kisses/sexual favors (depends on the individuals involved). If you want to give a tab to someone without the implicit stigma, the tab is dropped to be retrieved by the individual recieving it.
2) A canned beverage produced by the same company that makes Coca Cola, the origonal Diet Coke. Tab was popular in the 80's, but has faded to obscurity.
3) A key on the keyboard of a computer that can, depending on the program; indent paragraphs evenly, move the curser from one interactive object on a website to the next, and switch browser windows. Also an ASCII character made by pressing the button of the same name to indent a text. Short for Tabulation.
4) British slang for a cigarette.
5) Slang for various forms of illegal drugs, predominantly ecstacy and marijuana. Short for tablet.
6) Abbreviation of tabulature. Used to read and write music for guitars and bass.
7) Slang used to refer to Cambridge University students by those of Oxford University. Short for "Universitas Cantabrium"
8) British Military abbreviation of "Tactical Advance to Battle", referring to a march or hike.
9) A bill in a restaurant. Short for Tabulation.
10) A projection, flap, or short strip attached to an object to facilitate opening, assembly, handling, or identification.
1) "Here, Tommy. Want a tab?" Tommy: *kiss*
2) "Hey, I saw some Tab over at the store. They had three cans left."
3) To make a series of numbered questions line up vertically, just put a tab before each question until they aline.
4) "Hey, Buddy, you got a light for my tab?"
by Juandfr June 06, 2006

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