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lol at people who say the creator doesn't have a right to his own word and saying he's wrong.

Such Apple mind-like people...

He created it. He can pronounce GIF as Beef or Dog if he wants.
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lol at people who say the creator doesn't have a right to his own word and saying he's wrong.

Such Apple mind-like people...

He created it. He can pronounce GIF as Beef or Dog if he wants.

He absolutely can.

Everyone else doesn't have to.
post #293 of 333
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He absolutely can.

Everyone else doesn't have to.


Ding, ding, ding, someone with a clue.
post #294 of 333
The day I saw the acronym, some 15 years ago or so, I have always pronounced it 'jif' it seemed the only logical way to pronounce it.
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To bad nobody cares what the creator says anymore. When I see "JIF" or it pronounced that way, I think of only one thing



Jif-Peanut-Butter-Basket.jpg
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It inherited the sound of the word from which it got the G. If he wants it to sound like a J, he can suck it. I'll keep pronouncing it with a G and and I'll keep being irritated by people who are silly enough to follow the creator in his blatant disregard for logic.
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It inherited the sound of the word from which it got the G. If he wants it to sound like a J, he can suck it. I'll keep pronouncing it with a G and and I'll keep being irritated by people who are silly enough to follow the creator in his blatant disregard for logic.

Logic says that acronyms do not work the way you say they do. Acronyms do not have to be pronounced phonetically according to their components. Just because Graphics is pronounced with a hard G doesnt mean that a G used in an acronym must be pronounced with a hard G. This pattern is replicated through many acronyms.

Pronounce it how you want. The creator says its one way though. If you decide to pronounce Microsoft as MICK ROOOO SOOOFT, that doesnt mean thats the way its supposed to be, even if youve got a bunch of people with you saying it is.

There is some logic for you.
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Anyone switch to using this retardedness? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mebibyte
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He's leading the way in the push for verbal origination to be used as means of proving legal ownership of copyright.

That's right folks I can add paranoia to everything. Now the thread is complete.

edit: 'Jooey'
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