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XP is also a person closing her eyes and sticking her tongue out in preparation for a facial.

Microsoft named their new ancient version of Windows (a convoluted port of Apple's "system 6.1") "xp", somehow discovering that the magic combination of those two letters instantly tickled some leftover reptilian part of the human brain and made any product more desirable. From that point forward marketdroids around the world started naming everything XP, especially if it was high-tech.

In Netspeak, XP makes something, anything, better!

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