Thread: "Jif" not "Gif"

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  1. #61
    Gawd, this thread is Gilariuos.

  2. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq View Post
    It's both. Get over it.

    TomAtoe. TomatOH.
    Thank you, for saying that. I personally prefer gif but I'm not going to stress over which way is actually correct.

  3. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by Funkyjunky View Post
    Next you are going to tell me its pronounced GayPEG.
    Nice, I also read that joke from the page OP linked.

    Hurray, 2000 posts!

  4. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq View Post
    It's both. Get over it.

    TomAtoe. TomatOH.
    No ... NOO ..... NO!OO!O!O!OOOO

    I don't want to live on this planet anymore!

  5. #65
    I'm not even a native english (or murrican) speaker, yet I still pronounce it (and think of it) as jif. It just doesn't make any sense to use a hard g in this situation.

    Some people just have screwed up brains though, no helping it I'm afraid...

  6. #66
    I didn't read pages 2 or 3 so I may be repeating someone, but giraffe starts with a g and sounds like it starts with a j so people can quit acting like a hard g is the only fathomable option.

    I say gif with a hard g (like gift minus the t) but don't care if someone else says jif. I almost never use the word anyway.

  7. #67
    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    Go sit on a Grenade! English is one fucked up language.....
    Hah. I'm so glad I got "fluent" in it before going to school, all those exceptions to the rules would've exploded my head if they hadn't been slowly seeping in while being nursed.

  8. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by Ærion View Post
    It just doesn't make any sense to use a hard g in this situation.
    Do you jive people jifts on their birthday?

    Again, idc how people say it, but people on either side being dogmatic about it or acting like people who pronounce it differently have no basis for doing so are being willfully ignorant.

  9. #69
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    It's always been pronounced with a J. Pronouncing it with a G is just too harsh, the pronunciation doesn't have to match the acronym; it's easier to change how you say something than it is to have an acronym that doesn't make sense. Jaguar Interchange Format just wouldn't make sense.

  10. #70
    welcome to the internet OP.

  11. #71
    Its a futile exercise, and also rather dumb, to attempt to demand a word be said a certain way by all. Language is often a very bottom-up system. The grass roots determine the direction of language and there's little the academics can do about it.

    Its gif and he'll just have to live with it.

  12. #72
    Oh wow. It's really not something I pronounce often, but being Danish, I've always thought of it as .gif.

    But honestly, does it matter? It's hard to confuse it with something else.
    Last edited by Zindai; 2013-05-22 at 04:36 PM.

  13. #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    I always thought it was pronounced "jif".
    yep that's how i been doing it all my life

  14. #74
    I'll start saying jif when people start saying jigabyte or jigawatt.
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    I visualized playing it in my head and it was bad.
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    I mean you have all the trademarks of one childish, ignorant, irresponsible, retarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatboll View Post
    I'll start saying jif when people start saying jigabyte or jigawatt.
    Have you never seen Back to the Future? "One-point-twenty-one jigawatts!"
    'Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
    Or a yawing hole in a battered head
    And the scuppers clogged with rotting red
    And there they lay I damn me eyes
    All lookouts clapped on Paradise
    All souls bound just contrarywise, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

  16. #76
    I always thought it was pronounced "jif" too. Just always seemed like it would be a soft g.

  17. #77
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    Gif, all Jiffers must burn.

  18. #78
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    I'll start pronouncing it as jif as soon as Brits start to pronounce girls as jirls.

  19. #79
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    Giraffe. That is all.

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    Elemental Lord Reg's Avatar
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    *shrug* I've always said it JIF

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