Gif's inventor says ignore dictionaries and say 'Jif'

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  1. pwsincd
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    And I suppose we should call jpegs gaypegs ?

    Posted this news as its potentially puntastic.

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  2. kehkou

    kehkou does what Nintendon't

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    That's how I've always pronounced it.
     
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  3. jan777

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    I pronounce it.... gee-eye-ef.
     
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    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    Seriously ?

    Why would you pronounce Graphics interchange format : GIF as Jraphics Interchange format : JIF ?

    you're gokinj right ?
     
  5. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    Yeah, I saw this before, and it's still stupid. The idiot can shove a sock down his throat, as we aren't going to ignore general pronunciation for his idiocy.
     
  6. kehkou

    kehkou does what Nintendon't

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    because 'gif' sounds wierd and I eat peanut butter. To me it's like the word 'ginger'.
     
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  7. Minox

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    Jif is a detergent used when cleaning, why would I want to confuse things? :|

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  8. Ergo

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news for our intrepid graphic format designer, but once you put words out there, they cease to be under your control and *will* change over time.
     
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  9. rizzod

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    Sorry bud, don't care if you created the earth. You Spelled it with a G.. we'll pronounce it the way we want.
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  10. kehkou

    kehkou does what Nintendon't

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    Not where I live.

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  11. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    I still don't get how it should be pronounced. Anyone have the phonetic spelling?
     
  12. Xale

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    This is what I thought of lol
     
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    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    Well its an acronym so sure you pronounce it as the initial letters of the full words are pronounced?
     
  14. Snailface

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    For all the beautiful images .gif has destroyed, we should pronounce it in the least flattering way possible.

    The Caveat Says:
     
  15. Ericthegreat

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    No its this:

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  16. kirokun

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    According to the creator it should sound close to "Jeep" just substitute the 'p' with the 'f'.

    I also call it jif instead of gif... like someone said earlier, we can call it what we want.
     
  17. Veho

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    Geeayeeff?

    It's like "gift" without "t" so I pronounce it that way. Except when I'm making fun of stuff and then I pronounce it /ʒɪf/.
     
  18. ShadowSoldier

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    He's actually wrong. He may have came up with the word, but he's wrong about it's pronunciation. While he has a point as to why it is pronounced JIF, he's somewhat wrong too because of the way the english language works and with abbreviations.

    That's his argument, and logically it makes sense, but:


    It can't make any sense for it to be pronounced "Jif". While he brings up a good point, it becomes moot when you take that GIF isn't a word, but an abbreviation for Graphics.
     
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    god damn beat me to it! :P
     
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  20. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    I thought that with all the loanwords and archaisms and stuff, pronunciation in English is a matter of consensus. Especially when it comes to names. Sort of like with Leicester or Worcestershire.
     
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