Whoever named GitHub was evidently not british.

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git (plural gits)
(Britain, slang, derogatory) A silly, incompetent, stupid, annoying or childish person (usually a man).

Usage notes
The word has been ruled by the Speaker of the House of Commons to be unparliamentary language.
Source: wiktionary

HAHAHA! Oh of course. Well it was Linus Torvalds who invented the idea of Git and named it, and he's not British, so you were dead right guv.

@space_cadet @machado I believe he’s on record saying he named it after himself.

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