Gif or Jif?

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How do you prounance Gif?

Gif
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92%
Jif
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Vigafre » 22 May 2013, 23:22

GIF or bust.
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Geoff_B » 22 May 2013, 23:36

...I don't see how anyone can pronounce it "bust"...
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Darkobra » 22 May 2013, 23:57

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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby phlip » 23 May 2013, 00:06

What I mainly don't get is why people keep talking like the creator making his wild and inaccurate claims about pronunciation is something news-worthy. Just because someone reiterates a position they've publicly held for 25 years doesn't an "announcement" make.

On the other hand, it's not like the creator did much, anyway... just stuck an image in an already-existing compression algorithm and slapped a name on it. A compression algorithm that was patented, at that, which caused a lot of fun (did the Webby's just forget about Unisys?). So I guess it makes sense that the only part of the whole award thing that anyone cares about is the pronunciation comment. But I'm confused as to why even that became a thing.

Really, though, I wish we could just stop talking about that limited, obsolete, once-patent-encumbered format entirely, and convince browser-makers to start supporting APNG. Because really, if we had a good replacement for animated GIFs, there'd be no reason for GIF to exist at all any more, and the world would be a better place.

Also, hard G, because analogy with the word "gift", being the only English word that starts with G-I-F.
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Avistew » 23 May 2013, 00:28

I used to pronounced it jif but since then I heard so many people use a hard G that I changed the way I say it, and the old way sounds wrong now.

Incidentally, since it was used as an example, I pronounce gibberish with a hard G, too.
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Lord Chrusher » 23 May 2013, 05:05

Hard G for me.
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Darkobra » 23 May 2013, 06:00

This thread gets way more interesting if you interpret "Hard G" to mean "penis."
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Keab42 » 23 May 2013, 12:51

I think the fact that to get the pronunciation across everybody is having to write it as Jif says it all really.
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby tamaness » 23 May 2013, 16:46

Keab42 wrote:I think the fact that to get the pronunciation across everybody is having to write it as Jif says it all really.

This right here. gif reads as hard-g unless someone has told you it's pronounced "jif."
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby empath » 23 May 2013, 17:38

Keab42 wrote:I think the fact that to get the pronunciation across everybody is having to write it as Jif says it all really.


No, wait...sorry, Keab.

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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Keab42 » 24 May 2013, 02:52

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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Dempsas » 26 May 2013, 23:56

This is like that Cash or Kayche argument over the word cache.

Its Gif... GGGiiiffff. the creator be dammed.

also at work everyone calls it Kayche to dig that old argument back up.
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby JustAName » 27 May 2013, 00:05

My stepfather and stepsister call it Kayshe. I'd never heard pronounced that way before. It's just wrong. :P
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Dempsas » 27 May 2013, 00:17

Fayili wrote:My stepfather and stepsister call it Kayshe. I'd never heard pronounced that way before. It's just wrong. :P


Oh when I spell it kayche I was aiming for the sound of Kayshe. My bad. Its hard to get pronunciation across in text.
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Jimor » 27 May 2013, 00:46

Geoff_B wrote:Give it a few years, and it'll be rebranded as Cif (in the UK at least :D)

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So is that pronounced "Sif" or "Kif"?

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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Mums » 27 May 2013, 01:53

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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Graham » 27 May 2013, 18:03

Today's PA is me, completely.

I'm going to keep saying GIF. Hard G for lyfe.
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Lord Hosk » 27 May 2013, 21:21

Who did you eat the neck of and kill Graham?

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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby empath » 28 May 2013, 05:14

...is it sad that I named those same two people after reading the first sentence above but before reading the second? :shock:


(but Morgan was in "SPRING!" remember? Although...we haven't seen Matt in a fair bit... ;)
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Mums » 28 May 2013, 07:18

Graham wrote:Hard G for lyfe.


Is Hard G also your porn star name?
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby empath » 28 May 2013, 08:00

...it is NOW. :)
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby AlexanderDitto » 28 May 2013, 09:20

empath wrote:...it is NOW. :)


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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Sieg Reyu » 29 May 2013, 01:27

I just realized I pronounce a single .gif as jif and multiples as gifs.
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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Matt » 29 May 2013, 01:49

Sieg Reyu wrote:I just realized I pronounce a single .gif as jif and multiples as gifs.


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Re: Gif or Jif?

Postby Graham » 29 May 2013, 02:22

AlexanderDitto wrote:
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