Florent Monnier wrote: > What are these funny connotations in the English language ? > Could someone explain me ?
The results returned from Googling for "define: gimp" include these: # lameness: disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet # limp: walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day" wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn * Gimp is a usually derogatory term used to refer to a (normally male) sexual submissive, typically dressed in black leather (or rubber) and wearing a mask of the same material. This apparel emphasises sexuality by drawing attention to the crotch and chest. Sadomasochistic practice often features in the notion of the gimp, with a partnership between gimp and dominatrix (or dominant). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimp_(sadomasochism) The word "gimpy" is more common, it means "noticeable lameness" or "crippled: disabled in the feet or legs". -- Bill ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ Sent via the CNPRC Email system at primate.ucdavis.edu _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer