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Date: 01/29/13 08:14 PM

62 Responses to GIF Vs Jif [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    Link: GIF Vs Jif - Choosy surfers choose GIF. Say it right suckers.
  2. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    IT`S GIF NOT JIF YOU TERRORIST LOVING COMMIES
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    I will never say Jif. IDGAF.
  4. Profile photo of Mikeoxsbiggg
    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm
    Stupid JIF
  5. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31795 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    "Choosey chewers choose "Chew-z" "
    It`s from a PK Dick novel, and a short story or two... or three...
  6. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    No. Because logic. "Graphics Interchange Format"
    "Graphics"
    Hard G.
    Gif.
  7. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    Screw `em, it`s GIF with a hard G sound for three reasons: 1) over 90% of English words that start with "gi" have a hard G sound, 2) the G in GIF stands for "graphic," which has a hard G sound, and 3) pronouncing GIF with a hard G sound is vastly more popular in common usage and has been for nearly a quarter century.

    If you hear anyone pronounce it "JIF," you should laugh at them, insult them, and then beat them unmercifully until they swear never to do it again.
  8. Profile photo of syke22
    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 9:15 pm
    NO! WHY!
  9. Profile photo of Burgh
    Burgh Male 40-49
    300 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 9:26 pm
    Gif as in genius.
  10. Profile photo of anarchsoul
    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    591 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    People be hatin! lol
  11. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 9:34 pm
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    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    OldOllie is right. GIF should be pronounced like in "gift". I`m not going to start talking like a retard just because everyone else around me happens to be.
  13. Profile photo of anarchsoul
    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    591 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 9:44 pm
    Hey, you can call it whatever you want. But now you know you`re not calling it by its intended name. And I`m sure there`s products out there with names pronounced differently from the spelling that you still use anyway. Picky little hypocritical bastards aren`t you.
  14. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    I have worked with a few people that say JIF and let me tell you... they are weasels.
  15. Profile photo of Zed68
    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 10:09 pm
    "Jraphics Interchange Format" ????
  16. Profile photo of robthelurker
    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2685 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    i am so confused.
  17. Profile photo of draino123
    draino123 Male 30-39
    769 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 10:28 pm
    so should i say 1.21 Gigawatts or 1.21 Jigawatts???
  18. Profile photo of Burgh
    Burgh Male 40-49
    300 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    We all want to see the GIF of the German who shaved his gerbil with a Gillette!
  19. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    draino123...!!! Good times.
  20. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 11:14 pm
    But the "G" stands for "Graphics" so it should be a hard "G" - sort of like people who don`t know how to pronounce their own name, I will continue to pronounce it correctly even if they don`t. My friend`s wife, an English major and a book editor, once called someone with the name "Cervantes" and addressed her as Mrs. Cervantes, to which the ignorant bitch replied "It`s pronounced `Sir Van Tease` " to which my friend`s wife continued to address her as Mrs. Cervantes, because really, there is no way I`m going to say it like that, even if you tell me to, because it is incorrect. If you name it the "Graphics Interchange Format" it is pronounced GIF like GIFT because the "G" stands for "Graphics". End of discussion.
  21. Profile photo of SnoopyBG
    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm
    The man invented it. He can names it, he says how it is pronounced.
  22. Profile photo of Burgh
    Burgh Male 40-49
    300 posts
    January 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm
    "the ignorant bitch replied "It`s pronounced `Sir Van Tease` "

    Certainly they could have settled it over a bowl of cereal without one or the other getting a twist in their cervix?
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 1:02 am

  24. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 1:14 am
    And I shall call you Land o` Griffin as in Land of Griffin. Or maybe L and - oh, forget it. I pronounce it GIF as in Jif. Always have. Always will.
  25. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 2:27 am
    Apparently it is pronounced `Jif`. (well that`s what it says on Joojle)
  26. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 3:00 am
    The letter "g" comes close to following a phonics rule similar to the one for the letter "c" in that it is always pronounced /g/ unless it is followed by an "e," "i" or "y." So, while it`s true that the letter "g" makes the /j/ sound only when followed by "e," "i" or "y," you can’t be certain that it will be pronounced /j/. In some such cases "g" still makes the /g/ sound.

    Seems lejit...
  27. Profile photo of Finker
    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 3:16 am
    I just keep thinking of Aluminium and why it is pronounced Aluminum over in the US - I blame the Enterprise car adverts we have running at the moment.
  28. Profile photo of sutra46
    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 3:34 am
    Yeah Jif!
    Who say GIF!!
  29. Profile photo of Runemang
    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 4:07 am
    I don`t give a flying frog fart whether some self-proclaimed internet expert proclaimed once upon a time that it was pronounced "jif" just cuz they felt like it ... g-i-f stands for "Graphics Interchange Format" ... "Graphics...", not "Jraphics". Therefore I will continue to say it correctly - "gif".

    The End. :)
  30. Profile photo of Langer
    Langer Male 18-29
    394 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 5:14 am
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 6:28 am

    You say potato, I say vodka.
    Who cares what you call it as long as they work.


  32. Profile photo of YANKmyDOODLE
    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 6:31 am
    If GIF is pronounced Jif, then JPG should be pronounced G-pej
  33. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 6:44 am

  34. Profile photo of anarchsoul
    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    591 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 7:05 am
    Soft hater,
    Warm hater,
    Little ball of rage.
    Happy hater,
    Sleepy hater,
    rage, rage, rage.
  35. Profile photo of fancythat
    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 7:19 am
    I just read the content and all the comments, and I think I care just a little less than before.
  36. Profile photo of kvetcher
    kvetcher Male 50-59
    213 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 7:26 am
    If another continent can put in its tuppenceworth, Jif used to be a brand of toilet cleaner this side of the pond, until they wanted to sell it somewhere j-less, and changed the name to Cif (pronounced siff, not chiff or kiff). Possibly there was also a chance of Jif peanut butter being sold here - though I`d hold out for Goober`s with the strawberry jelly, or jam, but save that for another day....
    So here we would be told to pronounce it jiff, like the peanut butter we don`t get, or the toilet cleaner that is now called Cif. Yeah, gif as in gift, then.
  37. Profile photo of An-egg
    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 7:31 am
    They should have specified that the G was pronounced like the g in light, the i like the i in suit and the f like the f in halfpenny.
  38. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 7:32 am

    anarchsoul - really? You`re gonna pervert Soft Kitty?
  39. Profile photo of MrJB
    MrJB Male 18-29
    64 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 7:43 am
    Nope. Not happening.

    Gif. Like trying to pronounce GF.
  40. Profile photo of anarchsoul
    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    591 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 7:54 am
    Oh come on Gerry, like you never perverted anything that was once awesome? xD
  41. Profile photo of darkmagic14n
    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 9:32 am
    language rules dictate its a J sound

    In words of Romance origin, `g` is mainly soft before `e`, `i`, and `y` and hard otherwise
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 10:15 am
    Give, gift, girl, gill, giddy, gig, giggle, gimlet, gimmick - you never have a hard G in front of an "I"!
    Because "gif" is so much like "gift" I think it unlikely you`ll get everyone saying it as "jif."
  43. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 10:19 am
    @MrPeabody,
    Wow! Great response!
  44. Profile photo of Burgh
    Burgh Male 40-49
    300 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 10:21 am
    "you never have a hard G in front of an "I"! "

    I`ve got the gist of what you are saying but think you may be in error.
  45. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 10:22 am
    @carmium,
    I`m no longer sure how to pronounce "Gin Gimlet"! I guess I`ll just have to go with vodka or rum drinks from now on.
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    norgle Male 18-29
    255 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 10:45 am
    The people who say it`s hard G because of Graphics should say PIN as pine because of the long I sound in Identification.
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    indisguise Female 40-49
    267 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    carmium - you are speaking gibberish...
  48. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    What a load of dollocks*.


    * pronounced with a `b`, as in "blowhard".
  49. Profile photo of Atrayu4u
    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    It`ll always be gif (and not jif) to me. Just like meme will be mem and not meem.
  50. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    *snicker* MacGuffin used the workd "blowhard"
  51. Profile photo of xoterra
    xoterra Female 18-29
    88 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm
    "you never have a hard G in front of an "I"!"

    giraffe, giant, ginger, gin...

    Also the "j" sound is a soft G, the words you listed are all hard G words.
  52. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    it doesn`t matter how the creator pronounced it. It`s gif like gift
  53. Profile photo of darkmagic14n
    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm
    The people who say it`s hard G because of Graphics should say PIN as pine because of the long I sound in Identification.

    this is fail logic
  54. Profile photo of Finker
    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm
    @Mr Peabody - thanks, interesting (no really, not sarcasm for once from a brit), although you do spell it aluminium? If so I still stand by the "you`re doing it wrong" viewpoint :p
  55. Profile photo of Wadsworth
    Wadsworth Male 30-39
    3 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    Now I am concerned that all these years I have been coming to IAB, I have been pronouncing Gerry1of1 wrong in my head.

  56. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    January 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    "The man invented it. He can names it, he says how it is pronounced."
    No, he can say how HE pronounces it, even if it makes him sound like a pretentious f***tard, but he can`t tell ME how to pronounce it.
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    coolbananas Female 18-29
    859 posts
    January 31, 2013 at 1:04 am
    Uh drat.
  58. Profile photo of chalket
    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    January 31, 2013 at 10:14 am
    Oh Ollie, you never disappoint!

    "he can`t tell ME how to pronounce it"
    Has anyone EVER been able to tell you ANYTHING? You have to be one of the most close-minded people I`ve ever had the pleasure of loathing!

    "pretentious f***tard"
    Ironically, that phrase almost always comes to mind when reading your consistently derisive and offensive postings.
  59. Profile photo of IEatRocks
    IEatRocks Female 18-29
    16 posts
    January 31, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    Pronouncing it with a J sound just makes you sound like a dumbass. So.
  60. Profile photo of chalket
    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    January 31, 2013 at 11:29 pm
    Expecting it to be anything other than "jif" makes you not just a dumbass but an incorrect dumbass.

    The proper pronunciation, without any doubt, is "jif." All you brilliant thinkers shouting the old "The G stands for Graphic!" argument are simply wrong. You`re thinking of the name of the FORMAT, not the resulting IMAGE. Does anyone EVER refer to the digitized picture as a "Graphics Interchange Format?" Of course not! GIF (though derived from the acronym) is a word in it`s own right, the pronunciation of "graphic" is immaterial.

    When the format was created, the name GIF was always read as "gee-eye-eff" (a bit cumbersome, no?). When you say "G-I-F" enough it kinda naturally gets shortened to "jif". The "G" in GIF does not mean "graphic" but is actually the letter "G" thus "jif" (as in Gee) is the proper pronunciation.
  61. Profile photo of demetrian
    demetrian Male 30-39
    4 posts
    February 1, 2013 at 12:20 am
    Jpeg and Jif, what else?

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