On Thursday 21 December 2006 21:06, Tom Williams wrote:
> Brendan wrote:
> > On Monday 18 December 2006 19:52, lists wrote:
> >> Carter castor wrote:
> >>> This goes right to the heart of my biggest complaint about GIMP
> >>> though: its name.  I don't understand why the developers would put so
> >>> much time and hard work into creating a program as professional as
> >>> GIMP and then name it after a slang word for a disabled person.  How
> >>> do you sell that to a corporation?  How do you market that?  The
> >>> people in business suits are going to chose a program named Photoshop
> >>> over Gimp 11 times out of 10.
> >>
> >> Oh my God, let's not start this again.  It's an acronym, get over it.
> >
> > Oh wait, Geoffrey says "Get over it". Everybody with an opinion or actual
> > relevent facts, forget it. Geoffrey said so.
> Well, he's got a valid point.  I don't get why everyone is discussing
> the word "Gimp" from an English language standpoint when Gimp is an
> *acronym*, as I also pointed out earlier on in this discussion.
> For example,  "Sarasota County Area Transit" is a name of a transit
> agency and its acronym is rather interesting.  :)

What if they wanted to just call it SCAT, and then pretended to be "so 
confused" when people laughed? "Jeez, it's just an acronym, even if 300 
million people might giggle and laugh when I say it. Oh well, those Indians 
won't laugh when I say GIMP or SCAT."
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