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Originally Posted by un1b4ll View Post

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.
Except that it would be its own word, with its own pronunciation. It would not inherit pronunciation from its "parent word" because there is no such thing. There are root words, and word families, in which case it would be pronounced the same, but that isn't the case here. Either way it's folly because of what I explained in my previous post.
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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. ^-^

He can call it whatever he wants.

I'd rather be heard saying 'Send me that Jif' rather than 'Send me that Gif' which to some people, sounds like 'gift'.

Besides, words like Gin and Germs are all pronounced Jin and Jerms.
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Giggle just wouldn't be the same if it was pronounced with a soft g heh
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Giggle just wouldn't be the same if it was pronounced with a soft g heh

Yea but what about Gigolo?
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The length of this thread is a sad testament.
    
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This is an outraje.
    
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This is an outraje.

outrage*

This thread is joing places.
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outrage*

This thread is joing places.

    
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Quote:
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Quote:
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This is an outraje.

outrage*

This thread is joing places.



The irony is strong with this one.
Edited by Kaldari - 5/27/13 at 12:26am
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The irony is strong with this one.


That was hilarious.
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