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  • It's named after the peanut butter.
  • The developers have pronounce it "Jiff" the whole time.
  • Soft Gs exits in English, there is no standard.
  • You are wrong, plain and simple.
  • Gist, giant, gin, giraffe, ginseng, gif.
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Originally Posted by Clam Slammer View Post

  • It's named after the peanut butter.
  • The developers have pronounce it "Jiff" the whole time.
  • Soft Gs exits in English, there is no standard.
  • You are wrong, plain and simple.
  • Gist, giant, gin, giraffe, ginseng, gif.

Graphics, (hard G), first letter of the acronym is G, therefore logically pronounced with the hard G.

He is entitled to call is what he wants, but due to the law of mankind, other people can take the word and change the pronunciation if it becomes commonly accepted.

We don't still pronounce all the words Shakespeare invented the way he originally intended, so how is this different?
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Yay! Moar news! Lol at "sparks outrage" Don't people have better things to be mad about, like...... Bombings, teen pregnancy, etc etc
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Originally Posted by Scorpii View Post

Graphics, (hard G), first letter of the acronym is G, therefore logically pronounced with the hard G.

He is entitled to call is what he wants, but due to the law of mankind, other people can take the word and change the pronunciation if it becomes commonly accepted.

We don't still pronounce all the words Shakespeare invented the way he originally intended, so how is this different?

Except for that whole part about it being an acronym. The word graphics doesnt factor into this because no one is arguing if the word graphics is pronounced with a G or a J. Some people are trying to say that because graphics has a G, an acronym that uses graphics as a component MUST be pronounced GIF. Tons of other acronyms do not follow this pattern as well.

LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emmission of Radiation
Are you guys going to start arguing that laser should be pronounced phonetically based on the components of the acronym?
Leseer?? Come on...

No one wants to be wrong.
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I've known this since I got into computers 15 years ago...
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post #286 of 333
Giraffics Interchange Format, your argument is invalid.

P.S. The creators get to decide the proper pronunciation, not you.
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Society as a whole decides how words are pronounced.

After reading this thread, I can see there are a lot of people who pronounce it GIF and a lot that pronounce it JIF, so obviously the pronunciation is in flux. The "proper" pronunciation will be duked out in the minds of the people and I imagine eventually (if the word is still used) society as a whole will reach a consensus.

The creator doesn't have any real say in this beyond the power of prestige (as the creator).
post #288 of 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clam Slammer View Post

Giraffics Interchange Format, your argument is invalid.

P.S. The creators get to decide the proper pronunciation, not you.

Nope.
post #289 of 333
I like Gif better than JiF
post #290 of 333
It actually makes sense,

Graphics Interchange Format

G I F

^ Say those letter individually

Gee Eye Eff

Gee not Guh
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