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Old 05-22-2013, 08:20 AM   #1
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Well it seems the father of the format has finally ended the debate.

http://mashable.com/2013/05/21/jif-n...steve-wilhite/



I didn't know there was a debate. It's always been (and will always be) gif to me. No one will know what I'm talking about if I start saying calling them jif files.
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Never heard it pronounced anything but GIF...
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I find it really ironic that "gif" is pronounced "jif" not "gif"... If it's spelled "gif" it should be pronounced "gif"...
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Well if you equate Geoff as Jeff then makes perfect sense. But common speak has it as GIF.
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Again I didn't actually realize this was a debate to begin win. It's always been Gif to me and anyone I know but just for fun:
http://mashable.com/2013/05/22/jif-gif/
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If I'm calling Gif's Jif's then I'm calling JPEG's GayPegs.
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Honestly, my first thought the other day when I read the original article was, "why would I call a picture 'peanut butter'. And then Jif posts a Gif of them saying it's pronounced Jif....
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You know it doesn't really matter does it?
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The g is for graphics, hard "gu" sound, it carries through to the acronym.

Whilst we're on the subject,
Routers are named for their routing ability chosing routes, not their wood carving abilities making routs

Favourite really does have a U in it,

But weirdly Americans actually have the aluminium aluminim thing right.
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The g is for graphics, hard "gu" sound, it carries through to the acronym.

Whilst we're on the subject,
Routers are named for their routing ability chosing routes, not their wood carving abilities making routs

Favourite really does have a U in it,

But weirdly Americans actually have the aluminium aluminim thing right.

Sometimes I'd rather be wrong
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