dont worry.
be happy.
just press the delete button.

Robert Smits wrote:
> On Thursday 21 December 2006 17:39, lists 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.
>> If you'll check the bloody archives, you'll see this same subject has
>> been discussed ad nauseam more then once.  So, before you post, research
>> the archives before wasting a bunch of bandwidth on a horse that's been
>> beat to death.  Jerk.
> Whether you like it or not, I suspect that the subject will keep coming up 
> because the name offends the sensibilities of a lot of potential users. 
> Now I know that the name is an acronym, and I don't believe those who chose 
> the name did so with any intent to offend, or even to be humourous. I suspect 
> they didn't think all that much about the name at all. For many handicapped 
> people, however calling one of them a "GIMP" is as offensive as calling a gay 
> person a "faggot".
> Most of us who are now on the list will have seen the discussion wax and 
> wane, 
> but in a month or two, someone else will come to the list and make the same 
> observation, and predictably someone will have the intolerance to tell them 
> to get over it, and that we've had the discussion. 
> I really do think we need to find a better, less offensive name for GIMP, and 
> the sooner the better, so that we can put energy into supporting it, and 
> doing whatever we can to extend it's use instead of periodically having this 
> disagreement.
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