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GIF Vs Jif [Pic]

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An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 866 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:31:22 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.

kvetcher
Male, 50-59, Europe
 172 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:26:02 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.

fancythat
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1943 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:19:09 AM
I just read the content and all the comments, and I think I care just a little less than before.

anarchsoul
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 590 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:05:29 AM
Soft hater,
Warm hater,
Little ball of rage.
Happy hater,
Sleepy hater,
rage, rage, rage.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13431 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:44:55 AM


YANKmyDOODLE
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 774 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:31:27 AM
If GIF is pronounced Jif, then JPG should be pronounced G-pej

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:28:25 AM

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



Langer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 391 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:14:46 AM

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2608 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:07:33 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. :)

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2481 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:34:28 AM
Yeah Jif!
Who say GIF!!

Finker
Male, 40-49, Europe
 506 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:16:01 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.

Corpsecrank
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 875 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:00:30 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...

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4611 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:27:57 AM
Apparently it is pronounced 'Jif'. (well that's what it says on Joojle)

Cartunze
Male, 60-69, Western US
 834 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:14:37 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.

avail9988
Male, 18-29, Australia
 678 Posts
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:02:58 AM


Burgh
Male, 40-49, Western US
 292 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:37:29 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?

SnoopyBG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 648 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:37:01 PM
The man invented it. He can names it, he says how it is pronounced.

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4810 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:14:58 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.

r66tramp
Male, 40-49, Canada
 678 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:45:14 PM
draino123...!!! Good times.

Burgh
Male, 40-49, Western US
 292 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:34:58 PM
We all want to see the GIF of the German who shaved his gerbil with a Gillette!

draino123
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 587 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:28:33 PM
so should i say 1.21 Gigawatts or 1.21 Jigawatts???

robthelurker
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2275 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:18:41 PM
i am so confused.

Zed68
Male, 40-49, Europe
 940 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:09:42 PM
"Jraphics Interchange Format" ????

r66tramp
Male, 40-49, Canada
 678 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:52:05 PM
I have worked with a few people that say JIF and let me tell you... they are weasels.

anarchsoul
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 590 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:44:27 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.

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