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How do you pronounce GIMP?

#1 User is offline   Cannonfodder 

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 02:16 PM

Is it JIMP as in JIMMY? Or is it GIMP as GUI? Always want to mention this free package but haven't a clue how to pronounce it :roll:
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 02:20 PM

I say "G"IMP as in GUI, wouldn't be pronounced the same way as when you say someone is a gimp?
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 02:54 PM

Even though it should be pronounced "G-I-M-P", I say 'gimp'. (With a Norwegain sound, not "gimmy" or "gui".)
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 03:08 PM

i pronounce it as the word gimp is pronounced.
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 04:01 PM

i say the first syllable the same way i pronounced the first syllable of giraffe.

but how do you pronounce the word giraffe correctly? :?

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 04:32 PM

ja-raff (j as in joke)

or something like that....you know the english language, nothing is ever pronounced the same twice :)/>
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 05:55 PM

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... Or is it GIMP as GUI?


...and how do you pronounce GUI??? :P/>

...because here, in spanish as you might know we don't use english words or english acronyms


I pronounce it as the phoneme "gui" sounds in spanish then I add the "mp". Just one syllable
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 07:31 PM

What about G-IMP like G-NOME... or is the way I pronounce GNOME the anomaly :?:
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 08:26 PM

I don't think we ever settled the arguement on how to pronounce Linux and now you're asking about GIMP? :lol:/>

Not that I'm much help but I pronounce it "GNU Image Manipulation Program." J/k! I pronounce it gimp as in limp. Btw, according to the jargon file gnu is pronounced gnoo or noo. No wonder we stay confused!
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 09:27 PM

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I pronounce it gimp as in limp.  Btw, according to the jargon file gnu is pronounced gnoo or noo.  No wonder we stay confused!


As if that clarifies.... :P/>
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 09:50 PM

Okay, gimp like the g in grip. As in get a grip! :P/>
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Posted 26 June 2003 - 08:07 AM

Gimp like the g in 'grab
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Posted 26 June 2003 - 10:47 AM

I guess the consensus is that 'g' as in gnome or to be more accurate gnu is correct... hmmm the rest of you were no help :cheeky:/>
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Posted 26 June 2003 - 02:43 PM

gimp like give

It's guh-new, says GNU.org

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(GNU is a recursive acronym for ``GNU's Not Unix''; it is pronounced "guh-NEW".)


So even though my teacher calls it "G"-"N"-"U", he's wrong :)/>

My only exception is gnome, which I pronounce like the dictionary, nome with a silent g. Don't know why, maybe because it's a real word and was before the desktop!

Other than that, for me it's guh-rip, therefore grip; guh-imp, therefore gimp, etc.
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Posted 26 June 2003 - 03:46 PM

That which we call a Gimp by any other name would smell as sweet

or how bout ?

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