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[The Inquirer] GIF creator sparks outrage by revealing that it's pronounced 'Jif'

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CREATOR OF THE GIF Steve Wilhite ruined lives on Tuesday with the revealation that "GIF" is actually prounced "Jif".
Wilhite made the shocking revelation during an interview with the New York Times, saying that while he is proud of his invention, he is annoyed that people get the pronounciation wrong.

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I thought everyone pronounced it "jif"?
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How outrageous! My life has been a lie this whole time! Whatever shall I do now?

I'd want to say it's a slow news day, but....
     
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I've also called it "Jif" thumbsupsmiley.png
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As a non native English speaker this is the first time I've heard about a ''soft G'' headscratch.gif
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i pronounce it "jif". i really love how they have a jpg of the dancing baby gif
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Originally Posted by dukeReinhardt View Post

i pronounce it "jif". i really love how they have a jpg of the dancing baby gif

The author is a personal friend, I poked fun at her about this and she said that their website cant handle GIFs lachen.gif
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"CREATOR OF THE GIF Steve Wilhite ruined lives on Tuesday with the revealation that "GIF" is actually prounced "Jif"."
OK that's sorted out
Now how do we pronounce his last name????
    
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Maybe the creator has his head stuck up his butt.

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Graphics Interchange Format.

Please explain to me where "Graphics" is pronounced with a soft G. Jraphics? Jerrasic Park? Lol.

The creator is wrong. I'll still pronounce it gif. ^-^
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I've always pronounced it with a G and not a J mad.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Talon95 View Post

Maybe the creator has his head stuck up his butt.

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Graphics Interchange Format.

Please explain to me where "Graphics" is pronounced with a soft G. Jraphics? Jerrasic Park? Lol.

The creator is wrong. I'll still pronounce it gif. ^-^

He invented it. Therefor he can pronounce it however the hell he wants.

Your argument is invalid. biggrin.gif
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