Creator of the GIF Sets Record Straight

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  1. wonderfield

    wonderfield [H]ardness Supreme

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    It's a legitimate point, actually, but the difference is that the pronunciation of the P is modified by the letter that follows. We just discard the H when we reason about how to pronounce the acronym. 'Graphics' has no such modifier, so we don't have to worry about it.
     
  2. Edgar

    Edgar 2[H]4U

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    That guy is stupid. I'm going to continue pronouncing it GIF with a [H]ard G.

    Should've named it .jif.
     
  3. Edgar

    Edgar 2[H]4U

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    Damn. No edit.

    Was going to say it is already too late to try and change people.
     
  4. DeathPrincess

    DeathPrincess [H]ard as it Gets

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    Say say say! :D
     
  5. DocFaustus

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    Dear Mr. Creator-of-Graphic-Interchange-Format,

    We love what you did for society by providing us a convenient way to build lightweight logos and looping low res kittens. As a token of our gratitude, we have helped you out by correcting the pronunciation error you created years ago.

    Thank you,

    - The Society for Helpful Acronyms

    PS. If you have any Linux friends, tell those assholes that recursive acronyms are like dividing by zero
     
  6. ZodaEX

    ZodaEX 2[H]4U

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    Just because you pronounce it wrong dosent make it right.
     
  7. klingonscum

    klingonscum Limp Gawd

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    It's obviously Jif because it stands for Jarate Interchange Format.

    Jarate! *splash* "I have been shown who's the boss!"
     
  8. Tawnos

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    OED says either is correct. I trust them. Creator can suck it.
     
  9. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I always have, and will continue to call it a [G]if. I agree with others here that [G]raphics (being the first word in the acronym) should dictate how it's pronounced. I don't care if he invented it. He's lost my respect for his pronunciation... Dummy!!! :D (oh, and that's a "Soft D" sound on Dummy....)
     
  10. MetalX

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    I always laugh smugly on the inside when people say "jif".
     
  11. ShamisOMally

    ShamisOMally [H]ard|Gawd

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    Today's lesson: Don't let a programmer near english, it doesn't come with a built in bug checker
     
  12. yourgrandma

    yourgrandma [H]ard|Gawd

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    LOL so much buttrage over being so wrong.
     
  13. Dekoth-E-

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    This.

    As I mentioned earlier. Just because he wanted it pronounced jif doesn't make him right. You don't get to squabble over acronyms. If he wanted it pronounced jif, then he needed to use a word other than Graphic. To use a word with a hard G then declare the acronym is sounded out with a J, makes you an asshole.
     
  14. Outamyhead

    Outamyhead [H]ardness Supreme

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    [​IMG]

    G is "Graphic" J is for "Jam", "Jazz", "Jalopnik", and "Jizz", doesn't work with "Jraphic" or whatever the heck that is meant to be, so Gif it is and shall always be. Next I'm going to be told that ZIP files are pronounced with a 'L'.
     
  15. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    I've always pronounced it Gif with a hard G. I've seen these comments from the file format creator before, but I just can't be bothered to change.

    I've been pronouncing it with a hard G since ~1991 when I first encountered the file format, and old habits die hard.
     
  16. ZodaEX

    ZodaEX 2[H]4U

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    That's like saying all religions are correct.
     
  17. hamm3rhead

    hamm3rhead Gawd

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    Asshole seconded
     
  18. ChrisNH

    ChrisNH n00b

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    I smell a trademark infringement suit.. and it smells like peanut butter..
     
  19. Kelvarr

    Kelvarr [H]ardness Supreme

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    Right on.

    agreed

    ++

    Asus originally was supposed to be "uh-sus". They have officially changed/accepted "A-soos" as the enunciation of it.

    Fair point. Naysah it is.

    Honestly? Both. Started with "guh-nome", now I say "Nome". I don't know (and don't care) which is right.
     
  20. ghost6303

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    Hi my name is Jack...... no, its pronounced 'Guack', stupid. You are so stupid for not knowing that.
     
  21. Jorona

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    So it's said with a soft G, like Vagina. Which this asshole is. He's an asshole vagina.
     
  22. Gorankar

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    It's like when I go to the range and say the word "clip". It is rare that someone tries to correct me. But, when the do, I just say "I know", and keep saying "clip" instead of "mag". What are they going to do? Pretend they don't understand what I mean. Same goes for GIF, is anyone really going to pretend they don't understand what I am saying when I pronounce it with a hard G?
     
  23. Jospeh

    Jospeh [H]ard|Gawd

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    jif? seriously? GGGGGif you faggot. I don't care if you made the format. You are still a faggot.
     
  24. Nobified[H]

    Nobified[H] [H]ard|Gawd

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    These comments in this thread blows me away! Good laughs guys!

    GIF!
     
  25. potency

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    That's how it's really pronounced? Jit the fuck outta here! No way!
     
  26. MetalX

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    oops, meant to say "geff"

    Now I'm getting confused.
     
  27. Quicksilver_

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  28. Tawnos

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    Nah, more like "all religions are equally correct." ;)

    Seriously, though, doesn't bother me if you want to call it gif or jif, I'll be sticking to gif, and if a jif speaker encounters me, we can see who bends to normative social pressure first.
     
  29. Phoenix333

    Phoenix333 2[H]4U

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    You missed the most important one:

    gib

    Let the flame war commence. :cool:
     
  30. Decibel

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    Haha

    I was just about to post that I say gibs with a hard g too. Yes, I know that is supposedly incorrect on both, but I have two thoughts:
    A - If you say it jif and you are within arms reach expect to be hit in the face
    B - I've never had a hard cock in the mouth... (Not that there is anything wrong with that.)
     
  31. Why? Because you, arbitrarily I might add, say so?

    Try an actual line of reasoning.
     
  32. joseardzm

    joseardzm Limp Gawd

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    google translate says GIF with a hard G, hard G it is.... lol
     
  33. joseardzm

    joseardzm Limp Gawd

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    we say it with hard G, at least I do and many of my friends do it too..... but yeah anyone with 0 English experience will pronounce it HIF
     
  34. Godmachine

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    "End of story".

    Agreed.
     
  35. CacaSapo

    CacaSapo Limp Gawd

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    You mean a fajjot.
     
  36. Jagger100

    Jagger100 [H]ardness Supreme

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    You actually singled out my post of all these posts for that comment. Wow.
     
  37. Teitoku

    Teitoku Limp Gawd

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    I cast my vote with the "then what the hell is a jraphic" crowd.
     
  38. Dark Shade

    Dark Shade [H]ard|Gawd

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    LOL @ people who pronounce(d) it 'gif' instead of 'jif', or godforbid, 'g.i.f'.

    Hope you didn't want to convert it into a Jay Pee Jee file, because it clearly isn't a Jay Pee Gee, and certainly not a Pee Enn Gee