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.gif is pronounced

"jiff" (soft g)
8 (26.7%)
"giff" (hard g)
21 (70%)
I pronounce it some other, comical way which I will explain below.
1 (3.3%)

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Offline houston-nat

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #25: April 22, 2012, 03:44:31 PM »
How do you pronounce .jpg and .png?


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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #26: April 22, 2012, 03:52:01 PM »
So in this case it's not a hard g like in "gimp", but a soft g like in "gigolo." freaking French.



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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #27: April 22, 2012, 03:52:45 PM »
Actually I pronounce it "hyfe" ;)

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #28: April 22, 2012, 03:53:04 PM »
The linguistic preferences of the people who invented the format carry no more authority than anyone else in a case like this.  Also, from the same link:

If there is no defined way to pronounce acronyms, then by definition the creator's preference matters no moreso than anyone else's.

So then why does it matter that I say "jif" :razz:

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jay-peg and "P N G" (spell it out). "B M P" or just "bitmap".  No real time is saved by saying "b_mp" given the necessary emphasis on the 'p' to prevent it sounding like you're saying "b_m"

Were I to create a "word" for PNG, "ping" would be a very poor choice seeing as the term "portable network graphics" only contains one 'i', which comes after all three of the acronym's letters.  "pang" or "pong" would make more sense :stir:

Very very much the former :lol:

Yeah I say jay-peg and P N G and B M P.  Apparently the maker of png says it's supposed to be "ping" :shrug:

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #29: April 22, 2012, 03:53:27 PM »
It took me a while. :)
Bonus point if you catch the meta-joke of this image.

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #30: April 22, 2012, 03:53:38 PM »
So then why does it matter that I say "jif" :razz:

It doesn't.  I didn't know this thread was supposed to matter :P

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #31: April 22, 2012, 03:56:29 PM »
So...  how does everyone pronounce "SATA" :poke: :mg:

Better yet...  how does everyone pronounce "pronounciation"? :lol:

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #32: April 22, 2012, 03:58:49 PM »
So...  how does everyone pronounce "SATA" :poke: :mg:

Better yet...  how does everyone pronounce "pronounciation"? :lol:

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #33: April 22, 2012, 04:02:04 PM »
Gift, without the t.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #34: April 22, 2012, 06:24:00 PM »
Spell it right first, Chief. ;)
So...  how does everyone pronounce "SATA" :poke: :mg:

Better yet...  how does everyone pronounce "pronounciation"? :lol:


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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #35: April 22, 2012, 06:31:10 PM »

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #37: May 02, 2013, 05:17:02 PM »
"According to Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF format, the original pronunciation deliberately echoes the American peanut butter brand, Jif, and the employees of CompuServe would often say "Choosy developers choose GIF", spoofing this brand's television commercials."

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #38: May 02, 2013, 05:24:11 PM »
Random bump :lol:  It's still jif.  I don't care if graphics is a hard g.  JPEG is from Joint Photographic Experts Group.  Do you say "J-feg?"

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #39: May 02, 2013, 05:38:42 PM »
Random bump :lol:  It's still jif.  I don't care if graphics is a hard g.  JPEG is from Joint Photographic Experts Group.  Do you say "J-feg?"


No, it'd be J-feg if it was JPHEG. COME ON

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #40: May 02, 2013, 05:48:07 PM »
"According to Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF format, the original pronunciation deliberately echoes the American peanut butter brand, Jif, and the employees of CompuServe would often say "Choosy developers choose GIF", spoofing this brand's television commercials."

thank you, glad to be proven right

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« Reply #41: May 02, 2013, 05:58:47 PM »
thank you, glad to be proven right



Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #42: May 02, 2013, 07:00:41 PM »
Yes. But that sucks. So Gif with a hard G it is.
"According to Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF format, the original pronunciation deliberately echoes the American peanut butter brand, Jif, and the employees of CompuServe would often say "Choosy developers choose GIF", spoofing this brand's television commercials."

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #43: May 02, 2013, 09:00:45 PM »
I've always said "jif" because that's what I've heard more.  "Gif" sounds weird to me anyway.

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #44: May 02, 2013, 09:08:55 PM »
It doesn't matter how CompuServe (lol) wanted it pronounced, society has chosen Gif with a hard G.

I say JIF as a joke now, because of you clowns. No one takes it seriously.

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #45: May 02, 2013, 09:10:23 PM »
I've never heard anyone say it with a hard g until recently.

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #46: May 03, 2013, 10:47:04 PM »
If it's any consolation, stand-up comedian, humorous personage, and man whose wardrobe I covet Paul F. Tompkins also pronounces it "jif":

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #47: May 04, 2013, 08:32:35 PM »
Wow. She couldn't be any better looking.

Yeah. I know. That's not your point.

If it's any consolation, stand-up comedian, humorous personage, and man whose wardrobe I covet Paul F. Tompkins also pronounces it "jif":

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #48: May 04, 2013, 08:35:34 PM »
I've always said "jif" because that's what I've heard more.  "Gif" sounds weird to me anyway.

I didn't think interneb weenies ever talked to other real people, just read crap online and guessed at pronunciations.   :shrug:

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Re: The GIF poll.
« Reply #49: May 04, 2013, 08:36:55 PM »
They definitely don't go to Nationals games. :couch: