[gundam] That Pesky GUNDAM Acronym


-Z- (Z@gundam.com)
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 15:28:58 -0800


As noted in a previous post, which seems to have gotten lost in the noise,
the old fannish GUNDAM acronym (General-purpose Utility Non-Discontinuity
Augmented Maneuvering [Weapon System]) now appears on the shoulder of the
new Perfect Grade Gundam model.

Mark Simmons has been debunking this thing for years, in every version of
his Gundam FAQ. Now it's emblazoned on the be-all and end-all RX-78-2
model, which is about as official as you can get. What to do?

Is it enough to note that the man responsible for the design of the model
was one of the fans who coined the acronym 12 years ago?

-Z-



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