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post #91 of 333
My question is: Why is this only an issue now?
GIF's have been around for so long now, he should have kicked up a fuss when GIF's started catching on, it's a little late in the game to kick up a fuss now
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post #92 of 333
I've always pronounced it as "jif."

I've heard other people pronounce it as "gif," and I always thought that was weird, but I also assumed there was no "correct" way to pronounce it.
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post #93 of 333
Just point me to the snooty fart sniffer who started this whole argument. I hate when people correct my pronounciation

yes that is how I pronounce pronounciation you got a problem with that?
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post #94 of 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

I was unaware it was pronounced any other way.

Look at the word giraffe.

This!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daredevil 720 View Post

This.
Also this.

Giraffe is produced jiraffe.
So you don't pronounce the giraffe "jiraffe"? How do you pronounce it then?

And this!

JIF for LYFE! biggrin.gif
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please delete...this is going nowhere
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post #96 of 333
I'm sorry but 'jif' sounds absolutely stupid.
    
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post #97 of 333
I thought he had stated this before? I guess somewhere not as mainstream as the New York Times. Anyway I've always pronounced it jif, doesn't matter either way imo. I find it a little annoying when people (besides the creator... because he's the creator) get all finicky about arbitrary pronunciation like this, "IT'S JIF NOT GIF UGHHHHHHHHH".
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post #98 of 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

I was unaware it was pronounced any other way.

Look at the word giraffe.

Look at the words girth, girl, and girdle. tongue.gif
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post #99 of 333
English is just a hodgepodge of colloquialisms and mutated slang anyway.
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post #100 of 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by un-midas touch View Post

English is just a hodgepodge of colloquialisms and mutated slang anyway.
^
Nothing makes sense in the English language.

I often wonder if it is harder for a Spanish speaker to learn English than it is for an English speaker to learn Spanish.

Probably.
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