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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. ^-^

I agree, living in south central Los Angeles you see all kinds of names mispelled because their parents/nurses were too stupid to know how to properly write down a name. I know a mother who spelled her daughters name Wuendy on her birth certificate........ I guess it's a good thing she didn't spell it Gwuendee......... But yeah just because someone doesn't know how to say something doesn't it's right.
Edited by Junkboy - 5/22/13 at 5:50am
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I don't know why people would instinctively pronounce a G as a J, as a lot here seem to do.

Anyway they are both right, like anything that people pronounce different ways. I just think jif sounds ridiculous.
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I was unaware it was pronounced any other way.

Look at the word giraffe.
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post #34 of 333
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But yeah just because someone doesn't know how to say something doesn't it's right.

Except it's not about someone but a lot of people. When a majority make the same mistake it's legitimate to think that maybe the rule should be changed. That being said I don't know if it was a majority that prononced gif but i want to think that if there is a debate, it's because there are reasons for it. These are the situations that make a language evolve.

Oh and Mach 5 : 2 tongues = gross
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Originally Posted by Whiskerz View Post

I don't know why people would instinctively pronounce a G as a J, as a lot here seem to do.

Anyway they are both right, like anything that people pronounce different ways. I just think jif sounds ridiculous.

Because in English, the "g" often sounds like "j" as in genius, algae, beige, genie, orange, gypsy etc. The "j" sound is softer and therefore requires less muscles/effort to pronounce, so that's probably one reason why it's pronounced "jif". The other reason is probably that "gif" sounds too much like "gift" and might lead to confusion.
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I've been pronouncing it wrong this entire time? My whole life is a sham sad-smiley-002.gif
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Originally Posted by Whiskerz View Post

I don't know why people would instinctively pronounce a G as a J, as a lot here seem to do.

Anyway they are both right, like anything that people pronounce different ways. I just think jif sounds ridiculous.

I always said it with a G not with an J because, as a non-native speaker, I was going on common pronunciation principles and Websters dictionary.

But it's a language, and languages are ultimately what the people who speak it make of it. New words are added daily and just as many disappear, pronunciation of words depends on the region you're in. Hell, in my country (the Netherlands) we literally have a different dialect every 20 minutes when driving. So no pronunciation is wrong, just say it how everyone where you come from says it. People who are going to be like "It's an 'Merican invention so you should say it like us 'Mericans do!", I have seen Americans butcher words in every language known to man (including English) so don't...
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post #38 of 333

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, graphics is pronounced graf-iks. There is no soft G or J sound in the first letter of the first word of the acronym.

 

Don't care what he thinks. thumb.gif

 

Anyways JIF is something else.

 

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post #39 of 333
I've always called it a G-I-F. (All separate letters tongue.gif)

I'd say GIF if I had to say it as one...

EDIT: I'd say how you pronounce it depends on a persons dialect. Aye? tongue.gif
Edited by GAZ_MAN_432 - 5/22/13 at 6:18am
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JPEG

Joint Photographic Experts Group

Please explain to me where "Photographic" is pronounced as "Potographic". JFEG? JPHEG?

Scuba diving

Scuba is an acronym for "Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus". Should it be pronounced "Scubba"? Don't think so.

AIDS

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, I guess this should be pronounced Uh-ids right? I could go on.

Your argument fails on so many levels, and maybe you have your head stuck up your butt.

This.
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I was unaware it was pronounced any other way.

Look at the word giraffe.

Also this.

Giraffe is produced jiraffe.
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I don't know why people would instinctively pronounce a G as a J, as a lot here seem to do.

Anyway they are both right, like anything that people pronounce different ways. I just think jif sounds ridiculous.

So you don't pronounce the giraffe "jiraffe"? How do you pronounce it then?
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