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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post

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

Your argument is invalid. biggrin.gif

Except pronunciation is a common agreement of the masses. If the majority called it GIF, then he is wrong.
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post #12 of 333
Well looks like we need to bring out the nukes...


Like seriously? Who cares. I've never heard anyone pronounce it as "jif" and even though I know I've read it somewhere before that it was pronounced that way I never cared. Why? People would think I'm talking about peanut butter. Talon and Hybrid have perfect points on it, the creator can say what he wants but it wont affect anything.
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I've never heard anyone say gif, only jif. Just saying.

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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post


Except pronunciation is a common agreement of the masses. If the majority called it GIF, then he is wrong.

In my personal option, if a creator, creates something, he is entitled to name it whatever he wants, pronouns it however he wants regardless of what the masses think otherwise. I am aware of what GIF means. I too get frustrated by people pronouncing my online name wrong over and over again when i tell them it's pronounced Aka-lie-as even though it's spelt Akalias. But that's beside the point :D thumb.gif

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Always been like my favorite peanut butter!
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post #16 of 333
I knew I was pronouncing it right. All my friends said it was gif. Whos wrong now?
post #17 of 333
I've always pronounced them as "Jif" As in "Jiffy Lube" or "Jif" peanut butter.
post #18 of 333
That's amusing.

But JIF sounds weird. I'll keep calling it a GIF. Never heard anyone call it a JIF, ever.
    
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post #19 of 333
I've always pronounced it JIF. I tried the other way once or twice and it just sounds so wrong. Haha, i'm way happier about this than I should be.
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post #20 of 333
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Please explain to me where "Graphics" is pronounced with a soft G. Jraphics? Jerrasic Park? Lol.

Jerrasic Park ... i mean ... Realy ?

In french, G before I is prononced J but I always though that I was to prononce it in english like in "GIVE" , not "GIN" ... but it sorta make sense now ... or it would if GIF was a real english word .
Screw it, I should have stuck to JAY AYE EF .
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