If a movie is dubbed “a flick” and a picture dubbed “a pic”, then why is it Flickr and not Picr?
Is it a mere simple wordgame on the term flicker? Is it because picr.com already was/is taken? Is it because flickr just sounds better? Is it because it’s an offensive word in Dutch (“flikker” = “faggot”)? Is it an inside joke by the staff while they were creating GNE (crosslinking back to flicker … 60Hz screens anyone?)? Is it because …
Anyone care to enlighten me, or do a wild guess?