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post #41 of 333
jif doesn't fit the meaning of the acronym. I haven't heard about jraphics.
 
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post #42 of 333
It's an acronym. You pronounce acronyms with the hard G sound. You don't pronounce it like peoples names or other English words like Giraffe.
post #43 of 333
Gif, unless given special pronounciation (as in this case) would by default be pronounced with a "g" sound. If he wanted it to be "jif" name it "jif"!

I for one will not change my ways. Gif will be pronounced "gif".

Also. gifs suck.
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post #44 of 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Espair View Post

Also. gifs suck.

They do now for the most part. Aside from small animated graphics, I don't even bother with gifs any more. I'd much rather use a royalty free format.

Maybe that is the creators entire plan ... come out with some silly story that generates controversy and makes his product relevant, if only for a moment, for a largely irrelevant format these days.
post #45 of 333
Naaaaooooo! I've been pronouncing it gif the whole time. g-i-f!

Life=ruined

But, if anyone wants to see a hilarious animated G-I-F: http://imgur.com/gallery/fdqv5wK
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post #46 of 333


Thats an animated GIF of JIF







someone already posted doh.gif
post #47 of 333
What if gif spelled jif?
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post #48 of 333
americans are weird and so inconsistent with their language...
take Kansas vs Arkansas for example smile.gif

no wonder half the world pronounces it as Gif biggrin.gif
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post #49 of 333
It's spelled "Raymond Luxury Yacht" but it's pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove!"
post #50 of 333
I always said the letters out loud. G.I.F. Gee-eye-eff. gif. Same with PNG. Pee-ehn-gee.
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