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  1. Machar

    No Trainspotter Geek?! Sheldon Cooper will be furious if he notices! (Although he does qualify for a few others in the list).

    And that inevitably draws me on to another train of thought (pun intended). FWIW, in the UK we call trainspotters and others with an unhealthily obsessive interest in, and knowledge of, obscure, minority and/or purely tedious subjects (e.g. Trekkies) ‘Anoraks’. If anyone else here used to subscribe to alt.fan.pratchett (afp) in the early/mid-90s they might remember a thread that developed on the subject of anoraks. And ankhs. And merkins. It caught the attention of the great TP himself and has passed into Internet history. The story is here: http://www.lspace.org/fandom/afp/timelines/holy-anorankh.html

    It still cracks me up whenever I recall it.