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How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: Drew
Date: August 12, 2019 08:56PM
Supposed to be the same as that peanut butter brand. Ok, it's old news, but news to me.

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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 12, 2019 09:41PM
People who say it like the peanut butter are the same ones who will cry because of the way that I just used "like."

'Heck with them. Life is short. Language is fluid. Creators have no right to attempt to control a thing once it's out in the public space.

The cool kids say it like "GIFT" without the "t."

Go with the cool kids.



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 12, 2019 09:47PM
It's an acronym, thus a hard G
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: Carm
Date: August 12, 2019 09:53PM
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Racer X
It's an acronym, thus a hard G
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: gabester
Date: August 12, 2019 10:02PM
Hard G as in graphic. Jif is peanut butter.
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: Drew
Date: August 12, 2019 10:04PM
According to the creator of the GIF format (Steve Wilhite):

"The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations," he said. "They are wrong. It is a soft 'G,' pronounced 'jif.' End of story."
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: August 12, 2019 10:18PM
It's spelled "GIF", but it's pronounced "throat warbler mangrove".
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: archipirata
Date: August 12, 2019 10:21PM


I am used to using the hard G but in my Photoshop course both pronunciations are acceptable and seem to be used interchangeably without anyone batting an eye.



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 12, 2019 10:24PM
In reality, cool kid suck.

Why? Because 'cool' is, for most people, and kids in particular, an affectation.

Very few people, and kids in particular, are innately cool.

Language is subject to casual and deliberate abuse under the mantle of laziness and 'language is fluid' mantra, which frequently is a subset of laziness.

The author of the GIF format says it's pronounced jif, like the peanut butter. It's his baby, he gets to name it whatever he wants, and pronounce it any way he wants. His.

He didn't name it an existing word and declare any different pronunciation is wrong. He said how his baby's name is spelled and properly pronounced. Any other way is wrong. Why? Because it's his call.

Anybody is free to disagree and pronounce it how they want. Just as many people do with previously existing words. But they're wrong. That it's an acronym is completely irrelevant. I don't know of any rule that dictates the 'proper' pronunciation of an acronym. There may be one, but the creator has made his choice.

I usually pronounce it as 'jif' and occasionally 'gif'. I do the former not so much as to respect the creator and namer of the format, though there's that, but because GIF makes me think of JIF and then Skippy.

I never think twice about the way anybody pronounces it.

Having a Big Breakfast at McDonald's not too long ago, some kids nearby, talking a little loud, as kids sometimes do, were introducing somebody to the group.

Two of the girls were Elena and Glenda (odd name in this day and age, methinks.) A guy they were introduced to called them eelena and Glenna. Both girls took a couple of minutes to get him to say their names correctly, as in they way they wanted them pronounced. For whatever reason, he wanted to debate the pronunciation.

They names, their way. Seems fair enough to me.




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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 12, 2019 11:16PM
Depends on my audience, but mostly jif -- since that is what the creator wrote. If I say jif to an older or non-tech savvy crowd they think the peanut butter, so I say gif.

although technically its "Graphics Interchange Format" -- so hard G?

Oddly, I have heard people call a PNG file "ping" -- is not called anything but "pee en gee" in my world.



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 13, 2019 01:45AM
It's an abbreviation so technically it should be said as G.I.F. I pronounce the g with the same sound as the word it's taken from, graphics.



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: wave rider
Date: August 13, 2019 05:55AM
Jif is peanut butter. Bad peanut butter. Can’t abide by that pronunciation…

So, hard g GIF for me.



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: August 13, 2019 06:24AM
Did you ever notice that when RAMMIE enters the room (not every time, only very occasionally), a drink is stirred and is not as clear as to when he entered the room? It's a talent.

I find much amusement there.

Thanks, RAM. hail smiley



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 13, 2019 06:44AM
....the GIF......of the Magi.....??



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 13, 2019 06:49AM




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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: August 13, 2019 07:08AM
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RAMd®d
Two of the girls were Elena and Glenda (odd name in this day and age, methinks.) A guy they were introduced to called them eelena and Glenna. Both girls took a couple of minutes to get him to say their names correctly, as in they way they wanted them pronounced. For whatever reason, he wanted to debate the pronunciation.

They names, their way. Seems fair enough to me.

Preach! I don't know why some people feel compelled to argue with people about matters where they clearly lack expertise. I mean, srsly - I've seen this too. It's usually guys that are thickheaded, in my experience.



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: August 13, 2019 07:13AM
OK, so how do I pronounce meme? RollingEyesSmiley5



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: August 13, 2019 07:19AM
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MartyStickle
OK, so how do I pronounce meme? RollingEyesSmiley5

Just like ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!

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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: 3d
Date: August 13, 2019 07:55AM
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Carm
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Racer X
It's an acronym, thus a hard G
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So do you pronounce. U.S.A. as "You Ess Uhh"? Because it's an acronym and the "A" in America is sounded out as "Uh" in America?
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 13, 2019 08:19AM
This post needs an actual poll but, regardless of the results of said poll, the correct answer is with a hard G.



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 13, 2019 08:19AM
Less Filling! Tastes Great!



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: datbeme
Date: August 13, 2019 08:31AM
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3d
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Carm
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Racer X
It's an acronym, thus a hard G
This...
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So do you pronounce. U.S.A. as "You Ess Uhh"? Because it's an acronym and the "A" in America is sounded out as "Uh" in America?


So you mean "oohsa" then?

Let's just call it Giraffical Interchange Format and call it a day.
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: tronnei
Date: August 13, 2019 08:38AM
Hard G in GIF.

But use a hard G on this and I'll whack you upside your head.

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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: 3d
Date: August 13, 2019 08:55AM
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tronnei
Hard G in GIF.

But use a hard G on this and I'll whack you upside your head.


That delicious sandwich is actually pronounced with a "yee" sound. Year-oh. grinning smiley
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: m.paris
Date: August 13, 2019 09:02AM
Alright, how about this one: "giga-" the prefix meaning billion. The official metric standards say the first "g" is to be pronounced like the "g" in gin or digit or the first "g" in gigantic. Based on that, it is almost universally mispronounced with both "g"s pronounced like the "g" in gift.

Have at it.
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: 3d
Date: August 13, 2019 09:12AM
How do the British pronounce GIF?
The correct way will be the opposite patriot smiley
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: August 13, 2019 09:36AM
If the creators of "jpeg" said it's pronounced "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," would that make them right?
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 13, 2019 12:34PM
....is this the GIF....that just keeps on givin'.....???



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 13, 2019 12:37PM
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RAMd®d
Two of the girls were Elena and Glenda (odd name in this day and age, methinks.) A guy they were introduced to called them eelena and Glenna. Both girls took a couple of minutes to get him to say their names correctly, as in they way they wanted them pronounced. For whatever reason, he wanted to debate the pronunciation.

They names, their way. Seems fair enough to me.

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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: m.paris
Date: August 13, 2019 12:50PM
Or "ghoti"
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 13, 2019 01:53PM
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3d
How do the British pronounce GIF?
The correct way will be the opposite patriot smiley

Indeed.



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 13, 2019 01:53PM
I am transported to 1998 by this thread.
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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 13, 2019 02:08PM
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mrbigstuff
I am transported to 1998 by this thread.

1987 is closer to it.
GIF Inventor Steve Wilhite was honored with a 2013 Webby Lifetime Achievement award for inventing the GIF file format in 1987.

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CompuServe used to distribute a graphics display program called CompuShow. In the documentation for version 8.33 in the FAQ section, it states:

The GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), pronounced "JIF", was designed by CompuServe and the official specification released in June of 1987.



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Re: How do you pronounce GIF?
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: August 13, 2019 02:23PM
Soft G. Willing to fight. stick poke smiley
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