I'm thinking of Firestarter as a name for an upcoming software project. However, I justed Googled it and as it turns out, Urban Dictionary says it's when two males rub their parts together.

Can I use this name without fearing someone is gonna look at it negatively?

  • I think this is POB (too subjective). fwiw, firelighters were an ordinary household commodity in my youth, and I'm sure they still are to many today. – FumbleFingers Jan 31 '14 at 23:54
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    Just goes to show you learn something every day! – WS2 Feb 1 '14 at 0:04
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    Like some other commenters, I have never heard of a firestarter in the sense given by Urban Dictionary (and I consider myself relatively well-versed in gay slang). My immediate association to the word is the song Firestarter by the Prodigy, and I would venture that between the Stephen King book and movie and the Prodigy song, you'll have most people's immediate associations covered. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Feb 1 '14 at 1:21
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    @WS2 I wish I could unlearn it! – user24964 Feb 1 '14 at 1:38
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    If there's a word or phrase in English that some teenager somewhere hasn't corrupted into a sexual double entendre, I haven't run across it yet. – phenry Feb 1 '14 at 2:26

Well, its commonest other non-sexual connotation is that of a mystical arsonist.

  • Thanks for your reply, but I don't understand if "firestarter" is more known for it's sexual connotation or something else. – andrerpena Feb 1 '14 at 0:01
  • I had never heard your sexual reference. "Firestarter" was a book by Stephen King and later a movie. – Oldcat Feb 1 '14 at 0:03
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    I'll take that as a "no, it's more known as something that something that starts something, or a pyromaniac, or a Stephen King book or movie". Thank you – andrerpena Feb 1 '14 at 0:05

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