[Coco] GIME

L. Curtis Boyle curtisboyle at sasktel.net
Sun Sep 20 22:54:34 EDT 2020

GIME stands for Graphics Interrupt Memory Enhancement, I think. Or something like that. I always pronounced it “Gimme!”, which is how Rainbow pronounced.

L. Curtis Boyle
curtisboyle at sasktel.net

> On Sep 20, 2020, at 8:51 PM, Andrew <keeper63 at cox.net> wrote:
> I've always personally pronounced both with a hard "G". I can't recall what the letters for GIME stand for, but I'm pretty sure, like GIF, the "G" is for "Graphics" (and I am pretty certain the "M" is for "Memory").
> I think maybe the whole thing may be (without looking it up - I'm sure it's defined somewhere) something like "Graphics Interface and Memory Expander" - or something similar.
> Anyhow - back to the hard "G" thing: I've always said it that way for both, because that's the way the letter is sounded for the word it stands for. You don't say "jrafics" with a "J" sound - you say "graphics" with a hard "G" sound.
> But I suppose it is all arbitrary - and I still don't understand the reasoning behind the creator of the GIF format; part of me thinks it's all an early trolling attempt to get people riled up. I guess he was successful at that!
> On 9/19/20 4:08 PM, coco-request at maltedmedia.com wrote:
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>> Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:50:06 -0400
>> From: Mike Delyea<mdelyea at gmail.com>
>> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts<coco at maltedmedia.com>
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>> I've been watching the many YouTubers doing the #septandy videos this month
>> and came across one that startled me.  In the video the person mentions the
>> GIME chip but pronounced it "jime", like dime with a j instead of a d.
>> I've always pronounced it like "gimmee".  Have I been wrong all these years?
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