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Old 05-24-2013, 12:59 PM
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Well, it's finally settled. It's pronounced "Jif"

GIF or JIFF? The man who invented the file format says it's pronounced with a J sound -like the peanut butter

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/22/jif_gif/
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:01 PM
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GIF or JIFF? The man who invented the file format says it's pronounced with a J sound -like the peanut butter

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/22/jif_gif/
Leave it to the White House to claim that it knows more about the pronunciation than the person who developed the format.

Following a link in your article, the WH Tumblr page specifically lists one of its sections as "ANIMATED GIFs (Hard "G")".
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:37 PM
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Okay. Skippy it is.
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:43 PM
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I was following this story for some odd reason. Have no clue why I was interested in the correct saying of GIF.

Man, I need to get a new hobby.
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:43 PM
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Ha! And now Google is making us look at peanut butter ads. Good job boys! LOL
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:48 PM
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Ahhh! I was saying it right all along... I wonder if I'm right about Linux too?
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:53 PM
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I don't know anyone who knows what that is...
So I don't get a chance to say it....
Then I write it...it looks the same....

Peter Pan....nice and smooth...)

(They know that)
 
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:25 AM
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Oh boy, jif sounds like a NSFW term


Also:

Should we now pronounce "graphics" as "jraphics"
 
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:59 PM
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seems natural since lots of "gi" terms are prononounced "ji". Giraffe, Gillian, Ginormous!!!!
 
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:43 AM
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I will keep pronouncing it "GIF".
 
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:28 AM
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I'll just stick with GIF, JIF sounds a bit wierd. I check 2 translators and they also pronounce it as GIF so let it be GIF.
 
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:43 AM
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I wonder if I'm right about Linux too?
Mr. Torvalds on pronouncing his first name (Linus) and Linux:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IfHm6R5le0
 
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:56 PM
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For some reason I was always pronouncing it Jif, I guess I was right
 
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:34 PM
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Now to wait and see if Jif sues...

 
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