Why is git called git?

According to wikipedia:

Linus Torvalds has quipped about the name “git“, which is British English slang for a stupid or unpleasant person:[3] “I’m an egotistical bastard, and I name all my projects after myself. First Linux, now git.”

Lolz…. So in summary, some say that git is a “Global Information Tracker” — but according to the creator of git, it’s just a stupid/unpleasant person like the creator.

Whatever it means, git is fucking awesome. It has changed the way I program & work in general. I love git. Linus, you rule!

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