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News GIF pronounced 'jif', and don't you forget it!

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 22 May 2013.

  1. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Agreed. Way too late now.
     
  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    That was after complaints about too many ruined pancake days.

    Oh wait i've got a good one......... VAGINA.
     
  3. Spuzzell

    Spuzzell New Member

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    What?

    No.

    It's Guh IF, because it is. Sorry bald inventor man.
     
  4. Spuzzell

    Spuzzell New Member

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    Conjratulations.
     
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  5. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Did the inventor of the word decide how to pronounce "colonel"? Yes? He's a f***ing idiot then.
    In short: each to their own. Oxford says that both are ok... that's that then.
     
  6. Bloodburgers

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    By the rules of the English language the correct spelling of fish should be GHOTI
     
  7. Dave Lister

    Dave Lister Member

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    Hard G for me, but maybe I should change that now I've been educated in how to pronounce a file type extensions name !
     
  8. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Definitely something ghotiy going on here...
     
  9. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    What a complete goke. Hahahaha!
     
  10. Ljs

    Ljs Well-Known Member

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    If he wanted it to be pronounced 'jif', he should have given it a .jif extension.
     
  11. biojellywobbles

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    Yay! I've been saying it right all along, screw all of you!
     
  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    That has been taken by the JPEG Interchange Format, although to be fair that only came in 1991 - four years after GIF had been named.
     
  13. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

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    Funny how people can not accept correction. It has always been gif prounounced jif.

    End of story.
     
  14. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    As if dyslexics don't have enough to worry about....
     
  15. Griffter

    Griffter New Member

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    Hard G baby.. all night long!
     
  16. Draksis

    Draksis New Member

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    and not a single f**k was given
     
  17. Zener Diode

    Zener Diode User Title

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    Dear Steve Wilhite

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    Hard g makes more sense. If you want a word to be pronounced with soft g, use j instead, why not? Apply the reverse, if you have a word with a g, let it be a hard g. Having a soft g at all creates ambiguity. Just because words like giraffe exist, doesn't mean we should continue the trend.
     
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  18. bowman

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    You may have invented the format but that doesn't mean you know anything about linguistics.
     
  19. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    So basically, it's pronounced "Geoff" in Australian.
     
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  20. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    No. It's not pronounced 'jif'... Well it is but only by a very VERY small minority of people.

    It is pronounced with a hard G, because that is how it is pronounced when most people say the word... and yes I'm now claiming it's a word too! Bite me.

    Someone do a poll!
     
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