Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Bye You!, Nov 27, 2011.
schmoopy is the expert
like "gift" minus the "T"
You are right.
Monk is wrong.
im always right :tahdah:
The creators of the format pronounced GIF with a soft "G", /ˈdʒɪf/, as in "gin". An alternative pronunciation uses a hard "G", /ˈɡɪf/, as in "graphics", reflecting the expanded acronym. Both pronunciations are given as correct by the Oxford English Dictionary and the American Heritage Dictionary.
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. This pronunciation was also identified by CompuServe in their documentation of a graphics display program called CompuShow.
OMG that made me laugh so hard I scared my poor kitty who was sleeping snuggled up against my stomach!
yes, so it seems...
oh wait i just saw your last post.
Monk is right, i is wrong. I still like the "gift minus the T" way.
mfg: ive been saying it wrong
word is born
this is a stupid thread because who "talks" to each other and distinguishes the J or G...it's ALL TYPED!!!
i said "hey look at this gif" and i heard "GIF? it's JIF!"
Come on Bye
Give Monk a lap-dance....Brooklyn style!
Shake that ass!!
If only you knew...