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5/22/2013 7:19:55 PM
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Everything you know is a lie.

'Gif' is pronounced 'jif'. [quote]The creator of the Gif graphics format has said that his invention should be pronounced so it starts with a "j" rather than with a hard "g". Steve Wilhite told the New York Times that he was "annoyed" there was still a debate over how to say the acronym. He added that the Oxford English Dictionary was wrong to say it could be pronounced both ways.[/quote] Well, shit.
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  • Still going to pronounce if [b]G[/b]if. Long hair don't care.
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    I always pronounced it as the letters, like 'jee-eye-eff'.
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  • I kinda felt bad when I read this a month or 2 ago. No one would listen to the poor guy.
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    • The cake is a lie...
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      • Now I can't function properly
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      • Edited by Alphy : 6/21/2013 12:32:33 AM
        I say GIF both ways, however I use "jif" more often.
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        • Already knew this, got insulted and chastised for it anyways because people don't care and will still say it with a 'G'. Expect that to be the culmination of this topic.
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        • Honestly I have always pronounced it jif because I called it that when I was younger and couldn't get the "G" right. Lol
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        • Edited by petard: 6/21/2013 12:18:36 AM
          i always pronounced it "JIFF" and i thought everyone else did as well. my life is a lie.
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        • I always say the individual letters.
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        • Graphics has a G sound. So Gif should have a G sound. If he wanted it to be a J sound, he should have picked a name that would have started with that sound: Giraffe Interchange Format.
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        • Yay.
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        • Gonna mispronounce JUST to spite him.
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          • Edited by Leukocyte: 6/21/2013 12:00:24 AM
            He can suck it, I'm still going to call it GIF with a hard 'G'.
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          • Well, perhaps he should have named it .jif he is that butthurt.
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            • It's an acronym, not a real word. I can pronounce it however the -blam!- I want, thank you very much.
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            • It's a word... Shakespear just made shit up, I'm not changing it to Jiff peanut butter.
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            • The rule of majority dictates the pronunciation.
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            • everyone who claims to pronounce it jif all along is lying.
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              • Suck it!
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              • I thought everyone knew this.
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              • That's how I always pronounced it.
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              • I will and continue to pronounce it *Gh*if* all I want. He can cry me a river, I'll tape it and turn it into a .GIF (gh*if).
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              • I've always pronounced it as jif.
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              • I've been pronouncing it with a J for years. I usually "wtf'd" every time someone said it with a G. I was like "Gif?" That just sounds stupid, call it a jif.
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              • And here my friends always gave me crap for saying it that way... wait 'til I show them this.
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