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I've always said jif since I'm not dumb. :|


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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

jif doesn't fit the meaning of the acronym. I haven't heard about jraphics.

Its not spelt "JIF", its "GIF", its just pronounced "Jif".

I honestly didnt think this would get to 10 pages when I posted this.
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Well...I've heard spanish speaking people call .gif a "hif" because g=h in Spanish. However, in English I would expect .gif to sound like gif. The creator just got to assign letters to it. It is up to the individual languages to decide how to read them. This is why I will typically say out loud G-I-F, J-P-G, J-P-E-G, X-L-S...I even say T-X-T instead of text...that one really annoys some co-workers for some reason. I just started doing it at some point and the habit stuck.
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Another one - .png.

Ping or P-N-G? lol
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post

Another one - .png.

Ping or P-N-G? lol
Pingas.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post

Another one - .png.

Ping or P-N-G? lol

Heh, definitely P-N-G since in this case since "ping" is an important highly used word in computers and networking.

I would love to slap some people over there at Microsoft that named their want-to-be database software "Access". True story...some one told me once they needed access on their computer. I got them licensed and and installed access on their machine. In reality they just forgot their password. mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif

If a term means something...it should not be used to reference anything else.
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Pingas.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post

Another one - .png.

Ping or P-N-G? lol

I say the letters individually when the acronym is not pronouncable (ie. it doesn't have a vowel).

PNG would just sound like "Puh-noon-guh". "Pee-En-Gee" sounds much better.

Same would be true for JPG "Jay-Pee-Gee" except for the more popular JPEG which lets everyone say "Jay-Peg" instead.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post

Pingas.

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Edited by kennyparker1337 - 5/22/13 at 10:53am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Well...I've heard spanish speaking people call .gif a "hif" because g=h in Spanish. However, in English I would expect .gif to sound like gif. The creator just got to assign letters to it. It is up to the individual languages to decide how to read them. This is why I will typically say out loud G-I-F, J-P-G, J-P-E-G, X-L-S...I even say T-X-T instead of text...that one really annoys some co-workers for some reason. I just started doing it at some point and the habit stuck.

It's not really "h". G before front vowels in Spanish becomes /x/ ~ /X/; though some dialects do use /h/. In general, however, Spanish-speaking people are notably unable to pronounce "h" correctly (perhaps it is a stereotype though).
Edited by crust_cheese - 5/22/13 at 11:26am
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