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post #81 of 333
I don't care what he says. Jif will always be peanut butter. And GIF with the hard g sound.
post #82 of 333
I have always pronounced it "jif" like the peanut butter, it sounds stupid the other way, to my ear at least. Of course of all the things that matter in this world, this is not one of them.
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Still calling it giff lol
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

I've always pronounced it with a G and not a J mad.gif
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Originally Posted by Slayem View Post

Still calling it giff lol

Same. Viva la revolution.

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post #85 of 333
I have always called it jif. This pronunciation works much better when using it as a verb, especially in the past tense thumb.gif
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its generally pronounced by most as jif. this isnt news. just like people saying jpeg when describing a .jpg image file. most people call it a jpg by the letters rolleyes.gif while there is a file format for image compression with extension jpeg. JPEG is actually the group that developed jpg image compression teaching.gif
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why is there 90 replies?
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Originally Posted by un-midas touch View Post

why is are there 90 replies?

92 now. Thanks for your response, clearly you added significantly more insight to the topic at hand than the previous 90 replies rolleyes.gif
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why is there 90 replies?

why are you not replying with something silly like everyone else? upsidedwnsmiley.gif
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As a non native English speaker this is the first time I've heard about a ''soft G'' headscratch.gif

 

Geology? George? Germany?

 

I've always thought of it as GIF though. I can't think of any English words where I follows G and it's pronounced without a hard G. Mind you there is the name Gillian, though not all names follow English pronounciations flawlessly .

 

 

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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

I was unaware it was pronounced any other way.

Look at the word giraffe.

 

Look up the word Gill (as in fish gills), it is pronounced with a hard G.

 

The pronounciation of G is not quite so black and white as a few examples can show.

 

I've always pronounced it GIF and GIF it shall remain. Jif is a brand of lemon juice here in the UK, aswell as a cleaning product, lol.

 

JIF also stands for JPEG Interchange Format, So now we have two "Jifs". I think a hard G makes more sense and that the original creator is trying to make himself stand out needlessly and pointlessly with his interpretation of the acronyms pronounciation.


Edited by Lifeshield - 5/22/13 at 10:25am
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