Is Gelbooru (ゲルブール) a Japanese pun like how Danbooru is Cardboard (段ボール)?

I don't think so, especially with that barely attested transliteration, but my only other guess on the name origin is that it's using "Gel" like a Brit, a.k.a a Board of Girls, which also makes sense.

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    FYI I'm not sure of the pronunciation, but if it is ジェルボール, the first thing that comes to my mind is a type of detergent.
    – sundowner
    Oct 20, 2022 at 4:17
  • @sundowner - A.k.a Gelball? ariel.jp/ja-jp/shop/category/gelball, hmm. Well, that would be a pun. But it doesn't have backup like Danbooru's SFW Facebook of Cardboard Boxes... facebook.com/Danbooru
    – Malady
    Oct 20, 2022 at 13:05

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Girl or Gal Board. Its ellegant. Way more gallant & gracious thant some gullible geeknerds who seriously swear it means gayball. I suppose its because they watched too much doragon booru.

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