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Originally Posted by un1b4ll View Post

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.

Really? So how do you pronounce George? Or Gentle. Or General. Or Ginseng. There are plenty more. You might not like it, but he created it so it's his rules what its called.
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. You might not like it, but he created it so it's his rules what its called.

False.
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Since when are acronyms bound by the rules of pronunciation? It amazes me how defensive people are getting over it. "Jif" Gif" who cares?
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Since when are acronyms bound by the rules of pronunciation? It amazes me how defensive people are getting over it. "Jif" Gif" who cares?

Agree. Call it what you will, no one cares honestly since both have been used forever now.
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I've always pronounced it Gee-Eye-Eff.
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ITT: People who say TOH MAH TOH
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ITT: People who say TOH MAH TOH

Please, it's TOE-MAY-TOE.
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Please, it's TOE-MAY-TOE.

Ta-may-da.
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I'm stunned that so many people are completely adamant about continuing to pronounce it with a hard G. Most of the time when G is followed by an I E or Y you pronounce it with a soft G such as in gin, gist, general, etc, and of course there are always the exceptions since english loves to troll. Either way it it not a real word, but an acronym, so technically it should be pronounced G.I.F. Pronouncing it by it's spelling (jif/gif as we do with things like DARPA) makes that a slang word, which is not subject to any english rules. Except possibly from the creator of that slang word.

Either way, since it is slang there are no english rules that state one or the other are correct, because pronouncing it that way is incorrect to begin with . I don't have a problem with people using a hard G, it's just incredible to me that people act superior or claim the creator is downright wrong, because since it starts with a G it must be a hard G, completely ignoring the existence of the soft G and other rules of the language.
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Really? So how do you pronounce George? Or Gentle. Or General. Or Ginseng. There are plenty more. You might not like it, but he created it so it's his rules what its called.


That's exactly my point, if it was George instead of Graphic, then it would be pronounced 'Jif'- because that's the sound of the parent word. I get that not always does the acronym inherit the exact sound of the letters, but if it makes sense phonetically it should. Of course, that's only my opinion.
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