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

I'm going to feel so lame it it's a common thing!

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its supposedly a secret.

meh.
Speculation on this topic is still going strong... I don't think anyone really knows! The admins give different answers every time...
does this help?

www.thenameinspector.com/etsy/
Its the name of a guy who made this awesome gelato that Rob was addicted to when he was backpacking through Italy as a youth. He used to have long conversations about business with him (the guy's name is spelled Etsi though).
We just made a lime flavored lip balm at the Labs in homage, by the way.
Thanks for clearing that up. Now we can all sleep again tonight haha. Awesome story.
it would make a lot of sense in terms of brand awareness if ppl knew the true meaning behind etsy as opposed to speculation. has admin given a reason on why they just don't tell their loyal users what etsy means?
okay, so what is the right way to pronounce it? eat-sy or et-sy?
Etsy is an acronym for Expanded Truncated Structural Y
So, what exactly does that mean?
islandblossom says:
it would make a lot of sense in terms of brand awareness if ppl knew the true meaning behind etsy as opposed to speculation. has admin given a reason on why they just don't tell their loyal users what etsy means?


Not only that, but I'd feel more professional telling people an actual meaning instead of mumbling.."uhm..I don't know" when asked by people who have never heard of the site.
like Betsy without the B
and Sketchy without the SK and an s instead of ch no?

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