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GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name

disgruntled yank Silver badge

Hate to tell you this

But the word gimp is also used for plastic strips used weave lanyards, fabric used to trim upholstery, etc. Schoolchildren, upholsterers, and many others have been exposed to the word, and most have survived.

(Oddly enough, Wikipedia's entry on gimp is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoubidou .)

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