What’s In A Name

Every now and again I keep coming across stupid acronyms / names for things. Here are a few that I have come across recently:

  • The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – came across this in some news article about boob jobs gone wrong. Nicely abbreviates to BAPS.
  • Git – distributed source code control system.
  • It seems the Sound class in ActionScript 3.0 supports an ID3 tag called TITS.
  • PerfAnal – a performance analysis tool for Java.
Clearly the people who name these things are either having a laugh or need to attend some marketing classes!! Still, I guess they are memorable.

One thought on “What’s In A Name

  1. Kenton

    I just heard a story yesterday about a Fruit Fly Gene that extends the life of the fruit fly. The scientist who discovered it named it INDY – I'm not dead yet.

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