Thread: "Jif" not "Gif"

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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by cherb View Post
    The guy who created the file type is saying its pronounced like Jif, so it isn't really wrong, it's just silly.

    So if I invent a file type tomorrow and call it .mus and I tell the world it is pronounced "PIE", then both pronounciations should be acceptable?? NO!!!
    I should be ridiculed as a moron!! And so should this guy!! Just because you invent a file format doesn't make you non-retarded.
    There is no fucking way the acronymn GIF should be pronounced with a J sound.

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lollis View Post
    The 'inventor' is wrong. Graphics interface format, G-I-F. If he wanted it pronounced jif then he should have spelled it properly and come up with an appropriate backronym to go with it.
    We should report him to the GLT, the World Phonetics Bureau.

  3. #23
    I'm all for it being pronounced "gif" but why the hell would he say it is "jif" if it has a G?

  4. #24
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    I'm sorry mr Wilhite but it's gif not jif.

  5. #25
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    Jif is peanut butter. Gif is the online images.

    As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, gif without end.
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  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyve View Post
    I'm all for it being pronounced "gif" but why the hell would he say it is "jif" if it has a G?
    Hyve, i have some to tell you...

    I'm jay... I've always been a jay.

    (What, not funny?) =/

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldrad View Post
    .gif, which starts with a G as in GUM is GIF.
    GIRAFFE. Think about it

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Manakin View Post
    Hyve, i have some to tell you...

    I'm jay... I've always been a jay.

    (What, not funny?) =/

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    GIRAFFE. Think about it
    Stop being a Git!

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldrad View Post
    Jiff is a peanut butter.

    .gif, which starts with a G as in GUM is GIF. gif = Graphics Interchange Format

    So, that article is stupid... rather, the inventor of the file format is stupid for thinking it should be pronounced with a J sound.
    If there is some obscure English language rule at play here that says we should pronounce the word, which is an acronym with a G sounding word at the start, with a J sound, then the rule needs to be updated for a time when people aren't morons that think putting leeches on people will cure them of any disease.
    i think ur the one stupid, if he created it he can call it whatever he wants. names arent bound by prounounciation rules.

  11. #31
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    It's actually Cif....

  12. #32
    Always been Gif, always will be Gif.
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  13. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godavari View Post
    i think ur the one stupid, if he created it he can call it whatever he wants. names arent bound by prounounciation rules.
    M8 i swer to g0d i wil wrek u, srsly m8 fk englash.

    Yeah, i invented English - problem?

  14. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Jif is peanut butter. Gif is the online images.

    As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, gif without end.
    Only in America, in England jif is the online format, it's also a lemon product. Gif is a silly sounding word, or the noise a baby makes when they want something.
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    i will always say gif.


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  16. #36
    As long as the g stands for graphics it´s no way pronounced "j".

  17. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryme View Post
    Only in America, in England jif is the online format, it's also a lemon product. Gif is a silly sounding word, or the noise a baby makes when they want something.
    In England, we say "Gif" because it has a G, not "Jif" because that has a J... Big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manakin View Post
    M8 i swer to g0d i wil wrek u, srsly m8 fk englash.

    Yeah, i invented English - problem?
    Not really Nicholas.

  19. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Hyve View Post
    In England, we say "Gif" because it has a G, not "Jif" because that has a J... Big difference.
    Bah, curse the lot of you!

    Also, this is interesting

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/13076...w-they-got-way
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  20. #40
    Why would you pronounce it "jif"? That guy who invented the format probably also says "jrafics" when he's referring to graphics.

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