100 Themes - PortalWord 1: "Names"
That was her label, it was imprinted all over her program code, even parts of her physical being had "GLaDOS" labels on them.
This is what she was. A Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System, GLaDOS. It was just an abbreviation, but it described her purpose, and exactly what she was.
She turned her attention to the sleeping human on one of her monitors. Her label was "Chell" and what did it say about her? Did it describe what she was? Or what she did?
Impossible, Chell wasn't even an existing word.
If it where up to her, this human would have been labeled many things by now, dangerous, fat, mute, adopted, lunatic.
But here she was, stuck with this awkward question, that made her circuits burst.
Who gave her that label and why?
Since her creation, GLaDOS had trouble with labels, and that stupid thing humans called "Names". Yes, GLaDOS was programmed with definitions of both, "names" and "labels", but they both seemed quite similar in what they did.