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GIF Vs Jif [Pic]

Hits: 14241 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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demetrian
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 12:20:57 AM
Jpeg and Jif, what else?

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:29:54 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.

IEatRocks
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16 Posts
Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:45:37 PM
Pronouncing it with a J sound just makes you sound like a dumbass. So.

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:14:06 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.

coolbananas
Female, 18-29, Australia
 861 Posts
Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:04:29 AM
Uh drat.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15091 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:18:44 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.

Wadsworth
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:05:59 PM
Now I am concerned that all these years I have been coming to IAB, I have been pronouncing Gerry1of1 wrong in my head.


Finker
Male, 40-49, Europe
 506 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:41:57 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

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:00:04 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

skullgrin
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 917 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:11:03 PM
it doesn't matter how the creator pronounced it. It's gif like gift

xoterra
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 84 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:58:29 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:15:18 PM

*snicker* MacGuffin used the workd "blowhard"

Atrayu4u
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1479 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:43:15 PM
It'll always be gif (and not jif) to me. Just like meme will be mem and not meem.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:35:33 PM
What a load of dollocks*.


* pronounced with a 'b', as in "blowhard".

indisguise
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 267 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:46:49 PM
carmium - you are speaking gibberish...

norgle
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 257 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:45:55 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.

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3830 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:22:42 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.

Burgh
Male, 40-49, Western US
 294 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:21:23 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.

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3830 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:19:50 AM
@MrPeabody,
Wow! Great response!

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:15:03 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."

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:08:43 AM
"I just keep thinking of Aluminium and why it is pronounced Aluminum over in the US"

We always get blamed when the Brits can't make up their minds.

Davy settled on aluminum by the time he published his 1812 book Chemical Philosophy: "This substance appears to contain a peculiar metal, but as yet Aluminum has not been obtained in a perfectly free state, though alloys of it with other metalline substances have been procured sufficiently distinct to indicate the probable nature of alumina." But the same year, an anonymous contributor to the Quarterly Review, a British political-literary journal, in a review of Davy's book, objected to aluminum and proposed the name aluminium, "for so we shall take the liberty of writing the word, in preference to aluminum, which has a less classical sound."

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:32:08 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

anarchsoul
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 592 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:54:36 AM
Oh come on Gerry, like you never perverted anything that was once awesome? xD

MrJB
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 64 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:43:04 AM
Nope. Not happening.

Gif. Like trying to pronounce GF.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:32:22 AM

anarchsoul - really? You're gonna pervert Soft Kitty?

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