GLIMP - One quick sneak peek. If you look more than once, you use the plural, "glimps," for the brief image you see.


And...and...but...I thought the word Blimp preceded the cartoon character, that indeed the character's name was a back-derivation from the name of that other, literal, gasbag. Military barrage balloons, with no internal structure and hence "limps," came in two shapes: the round ones - A-limps - and the cigar-shaped ones we see more often - "B-limps," quickly shortened to Blimps. Is this story totally apocryphal?