Posted By: Elmlea
Why "m"IRC? - 14/09/13 05:08 PM
Help me answer a question that came up today; why is mIRC called mIRC; specifically, why the "m?"
Current guesses are it's related to Mardam-Bey, or because it's a Microsoft Windows client.
Anyone know the real answer?
Posted By: pball
Re: Why "m"IRC? - 15/09/13 01:34 AM
Well you might find some conjecture around but I found this in the personal faq section on the site.
Question: What does the 'm' in mIRC stand for?
Answer: It quite possibly stands for 'moo', or perhaps even MU.
So it seems either khaled doesn't know or won't give a firm answer. lol
If Khaled doesn't know, who would? I think he's said several times that it's moo or mu. I still vote for Mardam-Bey.
I've always thought that a funny approach (even tho it's most likely wrong, and I dont care :P) was that the m stood for "my" making the program pronounced "my are sea"
Posted By: KindOne
Re: Why "m"IRC? - 22/09/13 03:52 AM
My crazy theories:
'em eye are sea'
'em eye are see'
'micro' (2.1a is rather small/simple if you ever try it (do note that it will crash when you join channels because some networks/IRCd's don't a ":" in the /names, this also goes for really old copies of mIRC))