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Originally Posted by *ka24e* View Post

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

I have always said JIF.
It sounds much more natural than GIF.
I would continue to say JIF even if the maker said it was really GIF.
At least now, I know I am right.
Suck it teachers.

I always said "catch" for cache because I keep thinking how it catches and holds stuff, like data in memory.
I never understood what "cash" has anything to do with holding data. Cash is money. Seems idiotic to me.
post #72 of 333
Hmm, I've always pronounced it as a GIF not a JIF.
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Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post

As a non native English speaker this is the first time I've heard about a ''soft G'' headscratch.gif

Well the name Geoff is a soft G also.
 
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Originally Posted by *ka24e* View Post

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

Goes right along with Targe-eh (target), and Idear (idea).

Imagine-eh if-eh we-eh put-eh -eh after-eh every-eh word-eh. tongue.gif-eh
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Originally Posted by kennyparker1337 View Post

I always said "catch" for cache because I keep thinking how it catches and holds stuff, like data in memory.
I never understood what "cash" has anything to do with holding data. Cash is money. Seems idiotic to me.

It is "cache" as in:
noun: "A collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place"
verb: "Store away in hiding or for future use."



Other example of usage is "cache of weapons", "cache of information", or "cached it for later use".
Edited by DuckieHo - 5/22/13 at 8:35am
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I knew I was right. Feels good.
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Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post

Gnome is really Guh-nome, seriously go look it up.
You mean I was pronouncing it correctly in kindergarten? I feel cheated Mrs. Kelso...
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Originally Posted by edgeofblade View Post

You mean I was pronouncing it correctly in kindergarten? I feel cheated Mrs. Kelso...

The garden dwarf is pronounced as "nom".
The GUI is pronounced as "ga-nom".
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I will probably always pronounce it GIF and not JIF like the peanut butter. The only other English word I can think of right now where a "g" sounds like a "j" is the word gym, only because the "y" is there. You wouldn't pronounce GUI "JUI" because you might offend some people.

Gnome is another one. I'll always pronounce it "Nome" just like a garden gnome. You wouldn't say garden "guh-nome".

If the people who came up with the terms are mad about the way people pronounce them, they probably should have come up with something different. tongue.gif
Edited by ImmortalKenny - 5/22/13 at 8:58am
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always been jif to me...
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