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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. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    "Eat poo! Eleven billion flies can't be wrong!"
     
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  2. law99

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    What a weird argument. You have the guy telling you it is a soft G and no one wants to hear it, still, after all these years. Feel sorry for him. No wonder he doesn't look happy holding that spring.

    On the plus point for him though, he has achieved more than most of us useless trolls and in the time being, won a giant spring. Now if he gets his PR right, he can bounce back big time. :lol:
     
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  3. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    It might just be me, but no f***s are being given at my end about any aspect of this, or indeed the ensuing debates all over Internetland.
     
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    'won't be long love, be with you in a gif'
     
  5. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    In non-english speaking countries it will be GIF anyway, no JIFF there :).
     
  6. jinq-sea

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

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    What's all this about Geoff?
     
  7. Throbbi

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    Who cares, JIF was crap anyway, gimme some AGAX any day :lol:
     
  8. Joey Propane

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    The only person I know who pronounces it "jiff" is my best mate, he's dyslexic as hell... I rest my case.
     
  9. lava

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    (Loving the giffgaff ad at the top of the page to go with this :D)
     
  10. Jester_612

    Jester_612 "Jammy..."

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    My mates Gordon and Jordan are about to go to hell. :D

    An' Jarf, why didn't you point out in a sarcastic weigh about the Oxford Dictionary only records usage of words; it's not an authority on what should be done.

    Also the language has been continuously evolving, and the *******isation by foreign uptakers have wrought interesting results, which can be downright incomprehensible. So, is he a British aristocrat? If he is, I'll adopt it because I'm not one to argue with master.

    Subtle argument cheesecake?
     
  11. SAimNE

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    still going to pronounce it with a hard g... mainly because that way even people completely unfamiliar with it(somehow) would know or easily be able to find out what you are talking about.... vs someone being confused and googing to find out wtf a jif is.
     
  12. ZERO <ibis>

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    So your point is that even a retard can identify what the correct pronunciation is!?
     
  13. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Meh, I'm quite happy to remain acronymically challenged and pronounce it with a hard G; even if everyone in the frikkin world starts calling it a jif. :D
     
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  14. Joey Propane

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    He can be a bloody idiot at times, but I wouldn't call him a retard...
     
  15. Jester_612

    Jester_612 "Jammy..."

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    In the tradition of forum synomyms, I propose from this day forward; the great honorable Gareth Halfacree, henceforth be refereed to as Jaref Hal-faker for ever more.
     
  16. dancingbear84

    dancingbear84 error 404

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    Oh joy (or goy) another scone or scone (read skown or scon) argument for me to have with people.
    Trouble is real world people couldn't care less, the only people who care are us geeky nerdy types, and I don't know about you but I'll argue about anything. Including scones. Or GIFs.

    Sent from my ARCHOS 80 COBALT using Tapatalk HD
     
  17. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    Posh people pronounce it "g'jif" with a silent "G"???
     
  18. Alecto

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    Jay-*** ? That was just too easy.
     
  19. Necrow

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    What date is it today...no wait April fools was ajes ajo wasn't it?
     
  20. mute1

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    New Zealand maybe.
    Not Australia, thank you very much. :)
     
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