GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and GNU stands for GNU’s Not UNIX and UNIX stands for Uniplexed Information and Computing Service so the full proper name for GIMP is actually:

GNU’s Not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Image Manipulation Program

@wakest UNIX doesn't actually stand for anything (the "Uniplexed" should have given that away) - it's a play on Multics (both "Multics without balls", and uni- instead of multi- because UNIX was originally single-user), and Multics stood for "Multiplexed Information and Computing Service".

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