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Originally Posted by mechati View Post

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

Actually, the real state is Arkansas (if I recall), they misspelled their state name when applying for statehood as Arkansaw. Not through ignorance but confusion on to how to properly name their state as it used to be the ArkansaW territory. Named after the Arkansa tribe, the s was adopted to plurify it, but to the tribe, adding the W did the same thing. This is one that comes from tradition of pronunciation rather than the actual spelling. So you can't really say that it is an American thing, since the word is not even English.

On topic: I don't believe young people think its called "Jif", older people remember it as "jif."

It doesn't matter that it stood for Graphics, it is its own word. Also, the guy inventing the acronym said it should be "jif." I personally say it, but once a year, aloud so I couldn't care, but one might wonder why you can't correct yourself.

We win biggrin.gif
Edited by RagingCain - 5/22/13 at 7:25am
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post #62 of 333
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

Except pronunciation is a common agreement of the masses. If the majority called it GIF, then he is wrong.

That's not true.... just because the masses believe something, it does not make them right.

Off the top of my head, here are two other commonly mispronounced software projects:

pigz: http://zlib.net/pigz/
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How is it pronounced?
I'm glad you asked. It is pronounced “pig-zee”. It is not pronounced like the plural of pig.

valgrind: http://valgrind.org/docs/manual/faq.html#faq.pronounce
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1.1. How do you pronounce "Valgrind"?
The "Val" as in the world "value". The "grind" is pronounced with a short 'i' -- ie. "grinned" (rhymes with "tinned") rather than "grined" (rhymes with "find").

Don't feel bad: almost everyone gets it wrong at first.
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This reminds me of when they changed the name of this kitchen cleaning cream from Jif to Cif.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cif

Anyway, I've always pronounced it with a "hard" G and will continue to do so since it doesn't hurt anybody. smile.gif
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Did he have a very choosy mom?

I see what you did there.

/first thing I thought of, too
//gawd, I'm old
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First time I have ever heard it was meant to be said as "Jif"
Not sure if I'll be able to change my mindset though, I still pronounce "Sayga" as "Seaga"
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Today the internet will burn... frown.gif
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People ,people, people, stop posting GIFs about that horrible peanut butter, at least post about the vastly superior Extra EXTRA EXTRA Crunchy peanut butter. tongue.gif




errrrr I mean....... Stay on topic. GIF>>>>>>>JIF
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Sure, and Linux is correctly pronounced "Lie-nux"... but we ignore that...

Says who?

Here's Linus Torvalds saying "Linux": http://www.paul.sladen.org/pronunciation/torvalds-says-linux.mp3
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Says who?

Here's Linus Torvalds saying "Linux": http://www.paul.sladen.org/pronunciation/torvalds-says-linux.mp3

Thank you for that Duckie...... I don't know what would've happened if I pronounced that wrong too.... tongue.gif....
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GIF - JIG, doesn't matter. To the non tech men, women and children its just a moving picture. Pronounce it how you want.

Now Cache on the other hand... I chuckle a little when I hear someone call it "cash-eh". tongue.gif
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