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Shouldn't the last one say "people who argue over the pronunciation of .GIF?"
I think you mean, anyone who acts superior based on their objectively subjective pronunciation.
@JJJSchmidt, Should say Gif instead of Gif. That would confuse so many people.
@JJJSchmidt, No, it should be people who take jokes literally.
I'll say gif the way the inventor intended, while sipping on some gin, and starring at my giraffe.
@Shodai Hokage, That may not be the best standard for pronouncing words. https://youtu.be/bmqy-Sp0txY
@Shodai Hokage, you make a giant point, but it's all gibberish if you ask me.
My name has General in it and it is pronounce Jeneral so why can't GIF be pronounce JIF. The creator himself said it was pronounced JIF
@GeneralTreesap, there's also Gin, and Giraffe
@GeneralTreesap, Because the G stands for Graphics. So its a hard g, not a soft one. The creator is stupid for looking past that, but most computer enigineers would agree its Gif
@Duncan5769, Do you say jfeg instead on jpeg too? after all the p stands for photo, so it only makes sense that the same rule applies.
@GeneralTreesap, ah yes, because "I" and "E" are the same letters.
@Duncan5769, the U in SCUBA stands for underwater....
@Shodai Hokage, i just say gpeg
@Duncan5769, then you pronounce jpeg, as "jfeg" after all the p stands for photo
@Shodai Hokage, Thats something conpletly different. Jpeg cant be prounounced Jfeg because theres no h after the P so you drop the f sound
@Eat me, Wait... so what?
@Duncan5769, just because a part of an acronym is pronounced one way, like (uh)nderwater, doesn't mean it has to be pronounced that way in the acronym SC(oo)BA.
@Duncan5769, just because it stands for a word with a hard G doesn't mean that it should be a hard G. As an example of this that Laser. It is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Note, the S in laser is pronounced like a Z not like the soft S that begins stimulated. There is no rule saying that those two things have to relate to each other.
@Eat me, exactly. laser is another good example.
@Duncan5769, explain laser then
@Shodai Hokage, if it was JPHEG I would.
I pronounce it jyfe (like knife). Problem solved (or doubled, but two problems make a solution, right?).
If you have to change the spelling
To specify which one you mean it's the wrong one
@PickUpDaSope, its literally just "gift" without a "t". That's my reasoning anyway.
@umeni, not according to the creator of the format 'jif'
@TheFury01, well the creator of the format is wrong. The g in gif stands for graphics, grrr-, hard g. You don't say jraphics, you say graphics
@Goldeneye, I say giraffe-ics, though, so for me it's jif
@Goldeneye, why does the G have to make the same sound as what it stands for? That's not a rule or anything. Both are entirely valid.
@Goldeneye, the u in scuba stands for "underwater" and we still pronounce it like "scooba" so...
I pronounce it Jif
@Alexswift, how does it feel to have the skull of a neanderthal
@Alexswift, Me know jif sound better!!
@Atomic Lance, are you a fan of the New York Jiants or the New York Guyants?
@Sexy Homunculus, in ant culture, this is considered a dick move
@Sexy Homunculus, I do love giraffes though
@Alexswift, i was told the creator called it that as well
@Alexswift, You dishonor the human race.
@Sexy Homunculus, that's not really a fair argument, since there are plenty of words that begin with a hard G, and also a soft G. English is dumb, basically
@Atomic Lance, perfect example is the "i before e" rule, unless you're running a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbor.
GIF Inventor Steve Wilhite was honored with a 2013 Webby Lifetime Achievement award for inventing the GIF file format in 1987. And as the New York Times and BBC News reported, he re-validated the pronunciation with this gem of a quote
"The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations," Mr. Wilhite said. "They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story."
@KnightSolaireOAstora, I recognize that the council has made a decision. But given that it is a stupid-@ss decision, I have elected to ignore it.
@KnightSolaireOAstora, Nah, he invented Graphics Interchange Format, not GIF. They may have intended it to be "jif" but the more widespread and accepted pronunciation is "gif." Cotton swabs weren't intended to be used to clean ears, infact it says not to on the packages, yet that is still the most widespread use for cotton swabs. Popularity beats intent.
@Sir LancesALot, You make a fair point, but can you provide evidence that the hard gif is more popular than jif? Last time i checked it was pretty much 50/50. Also, the use of cotton swabs to clean ears doesn't make cotton swabs ear cleaners since they dont claim to be them. Cotton swabs are used in many other fields aswell, including cleaning electronics in hard-to-reach places.
@Atomic Lance, I cannot think of any other way to express my reply except as "1000000000/10"
@KnightSolaireOAstora, yes well heard of dogs? Origional intent when we took them in to evolve with them was for them to protect us from predators. Now we have poodles. Intent doesnt rule over actual useage.
It's pronounced jif and I don't care what anyone says
Why is there a hole in the Asian skulls chin?
@Martian Manhunter , *skull's
@Martian Manhunter , having banged an Asian girl I feel confident in claiming that is in fact their vagina
If you pronounce "GIF" with a hard G, you are objectively wrong. The inventor of the format says that the word is pronounced with a J-sound, so it's pronounced with a J-sound. It's not grammatically incorrect. This debate was solved a long time ago.
@The New Night Guard, except he is wrong. The g stands for graphics. So it is a hard e
@Duncan5769, except that there is no rule saying that the letter has to make the same sound as the word it stands for. Take Laser, the S sounds like a Z but it stands for stimulated. Not the same sound. Or Scuba, the U sounds like (oo) whereas it stands for underwater, therefor by your argument should be pronounced (uh).
The argument never ends
@Ottiemobile, SHHHHHHHHHHH *slits your throat*
I just say jif in head before my mouth says it
Graphic Interchange Format.
Do you say Jraphic? I think not. I rest my case.
@OneBurntWitch, that argument is inconsistent, SCUBA stands for self contained underwater breathing apperatus
But its pronounced SKUBA
@OneBurntWitch, no but you could say gigantic giraffes are generally gentle giants adding ginseng to a gin gelatine... You have the gist
@OneBurntWitch, the P in jpeg is photo, but we don't pronounce it as jfeg.
@Daynste, there's a gratuitous group of great green gorillas that will give you a great gobbling if you are going to be this gay about it.
@HonestAbe, I'm pointing out that jif is just as plausible. Especially given the fact that the guy who created the gif said that's how it's pronounced
@Daynste, I just wanted to be a smart@ss and use illiteration while doing so.
@HonestAbe, darn auto-correct. Alliteration*
@HonestAbe, that was my initial intent as well, I ain't even mad
@Shodai Hokage, yeah well there's 5 letters in the word "queue" but we only pronounce one of them.
@Daynste, this is why the english language is such a pain.... There are NO real rules
@Honaw Fierceclaw, because contained is pronounced like "kontained".
You wrote that backwards, the creator pronounces it as "jif"
Not true. Look at the skulls of different races and genders. There's a ton of variation.
All the skulls are women except for the first one
I thought rich guy skull was different because it had a crack in it. Turned out to be dog hair. Carry on joke, my bad
There are differences in skull shapes in accordance to some races. They are not all the same and differ upon regions. For instance, there are no Hispanics because the skull features are not distinct from a Caucasian skull. The same can nearly be said of Asian and American Indian skulls.
I can't even tell the difference between the j and g sound unless it's super pronounced... Though that could just be because of the accent where I live
I understand and can appreciate both sides of this argument, and am not specifically against pronouncing it either way. However, I do say "JIF," as that is the pronunciation that comes more naturally to me. I think the fact that there is such a debate over how to pronounce it is the idiotic part of the situation, to be honest...
Except the skulls don't look the same * gets caught up in the science side instead of the funny *
LONG LIVE THE GIF SAYERS