What does etsy stand for? Is it an acronym or an actual word?

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Obviously, it makes a lot more sense when you spell it backwards, and pronounce it frontwards.

But you have to do both in the original language. It is not subject to bilingual interpretation. A trilingual thesaurus might help. You could also use entomology to work out the bugs found in the etymology.

Posted at 6:48 am May 3, 2010 EDT

petitpoix says

Now I understand why they call you "Artiscally Speaking".

Posted at 7:39 am May 3, 2010 EDT

I am disappointed to learn I have been mispronouncing it all along. I like 'eetsy' better.

Posted at 8:23 am May 3, 2010 EDT

Don't be disappointed. You might be the one person who has it right, and the rest of us are wrong. But, there's plenty of room for wrongness.

Posted at 9:02 am May 3, 2010 EDT

Karlington says

I don't know, but I know my shop stands for good values!
www.karlington.etsy.com

Posted at 12:02 pm Jun 11, 2010 EDT

Big secret. Dunno why. "Please use our marketplace but we don't want to tell you what the name stands for".

meh.

Posted at 12:11 pm Sep 16, 2010 EDT

One suggestion is "Easy To Sew Yourself". Who knows?

Posted at 12:15 pm Sep 16, 2010 EDT

GalleonGal says

This is neat, ppl look at me puzzled
when I tell them about Etsy then Try to spell everything out for them

Itsy they repeat, with glee full expressions, eyebrows knitting

Not quite, I respond patiently

I tell them E like Egg, T like Tom, S like Sam,
and Y
as in YES!

Posted at 12:22 pm Sep 16, 2010 EDT

tassyf65 says

Maybe it stands for "Easy To Sell Yourself". Old sewing patterns said ETSY for "Easy to Sew Yourself". Just a theory :-)

Posted at 12:43 am Nov 21, 2010 EST

CasualSoul says

Eventually

Thou

Shall

Yield

Posted at 12:49 am Nov 21, 2010 EST

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