1 - The majority of GIMP users do not find the acronym GIMP offensive.
2 - US citizens do not have a world-wide "right" to make all the world inoffensive, nor do they constitute the majority of english-speakers on earth. 3 - Making sure everything is inoffensive to every person on the planet is futile. Therefore, I find the acronym GIMP totally acceptable. Through daily life, I find the outside world to be far more offensive than *any* word. For example, take the zealots who would change the name of a well-known image manipulation program, all over some obscure, localized, negative connotation. What's next, chop the penis off of Michelangelo's "David"? I'm sure that his stone member offends *some* people. One last thought - I think it's quite possible that over the coming decades, GIMP's growing popularity might entirely strip the negative meaning from the word "gimp". Now there's a happy thought amongst all of this belly-aching... Chris _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user