• How to Pronounce GIMP?

    From c99max99@gmail.com@21:1/5 to ttubugi on Sat Oct 7 17:23:22 2017
    On Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, ttubugi wrote:
    Hi all!!

    When i was surfing the net, I saw one simple question but real confusing
    one.
    How to pronounce GIMP? pronounce 'g' as 'gun? or say as 'Jim'?

    Thank you....

    Wow I didn't know there were Google groups in 1999! I like to say GIMP like the G in good, not sure whats official.

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  • From Piet van Oostrum@21:1/5 to c99max99@gmail.com on Tue Oct 10 01:10:24 2017
    c99max99@gmail.com writes:

    On Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, ttubugi wrote:
    Hi all!!

    When i was surfing the net, I saw one simple question but real confusing
    one.
    How to pronounce GIMP? pronounce 'g' as 'gun? or say as 'Jim'?

    Thank you....

    Wow I didn't know there were Google groups in 1999! I like to say GIMP
    like the G in good, not sure whats official.

    No, there wasn't. But there was Deja News, which was an archive of Usenet newsgroups.
    Google aquired it and made it into Google Groups.
    And comp.graphics.apps.gimp is one of these Usenet Newsgroups, and the corresponding Google group is a gateway to the usenet group.
    But it wouldn't surprise me if many Google Groups users would not even know what Usenet is.

    And Wikipedia also gives that pronunciation of Gimp.
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  • From metaboy.blog@gmail.com@21:1/5 to c99m...@gmail.com on Wed Feb 28 20:35:02 2018
    On Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:23:24 PM UTC-4, c99m...@gmail.com wrote:

    Wow I didn't know there were Google groups in 1999! I like to say GIMP like the G in good, not sure whats official.

    Usenet (the archive of which Google bought in 2001 and folded into Google Groups) was established in 1980. The oldest archived message (because no one thought to archive anything before then) was May 1981.

    More here: https://archive.is/20120710073230/http://archive.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/01/07/saving_usenet/index.html

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