Creator tells us how to pronounce 'GIF'

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  1. Kane52630 TRAPPED IN A BEE CAGE

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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/22/tech/web/pronounce-gif/index.html?hpt=hp_bn5

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  2. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    I'll forever say GIF...I don't care WHAT he created. He should of named the extension JIF if he wanted it pronounced his way.
     
  3. Steyin Bidding you ADIEU!

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    Agreed.
     
  4. zeroapoc Eldritch Abomination

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    Graphics Interchange Format

    Graphics has a hard G. I'm not pronouncing it "Jif" and there's absolutely nothing this *****e can do about it.
     
  5. Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    I will never ever understand why some people call it JIF.
     
  6. zeroapoc Eldritch Abomination

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  7. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    When did he create this? He's a bit late to the party. If he wanted everyone to say JIF he should've corrected people right at the start instead of allowing years of the "incorrect" pronunciation, which should be more correct anyway since it should be a hard G.

    And does he really want it associated with these other products now? Before it was unique and absolutely no ambiguity, because nothing else is called a GIF.

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  8. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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  9. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    I'm still gonna say GIF.
     
  10. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    With how it was pronounced before, Wilhite shouldn't have looked a Jift horse in the mouth.
     
  11. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Jif sounds better.

    Gif sounds like a 50's nick name for a 8 year old with one of those propeller hats.

    I'm willing to debate this for no more than 6 pages.
     
  12. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Now that this is settled, we can move onto the Gil Gerard Paradox.
     
  13. ThePowerCosmic Hyped Up

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    I've been pronouncing it like Jif, so I'm happy this is settled. Gif with a hard g just sounds wrong.


    lol, and the gif master Kane would be the one to post this. :woot:
     
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  14. DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    My life is in ruins.
     
  15. Marvolo Registered

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    I'm sticking with gif with a hard g. Makes more sense given the acronym.

    Jif sounds like I'm talking about peanut butter and not a graphic which would only confuse someone who isn't tech savvy.
     
  16. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    Jif peanut butter would not go down well in the UK where Jif is associated with sink and bathroom cleaner or lemon juice. I even question the soundness of having Jif lemon juice given that the sink and bathroom cleaner came first and is usually lemon scented.
     
  17. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    I've always pronounced it Jif anyway. So Nyah :p
     
  18. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I've always said it like Jif. Only uncultured philistines pronounce a hard G in any word.
     
  19. Llama_Shepherd Registered

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    My whole life is a lie.
     
  20. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    There's a JIF peanut butter plant in the town down the road by me...I love to drive by it and smell the air there.
     
  21. ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

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    I've always pronounced it "JIF."
     
  22. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    The jift that keeps jiving
     
  23. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    The heck with this guy. I'm not going to pronounce something with a J, if the first word the abbreviation stands for begins with a G.
     
  24. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    Name is NickNitro but I'd like it to be pronounced SHH! Global Moderator.....
     
  25. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Choosy moms choose GIF.
     

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