JIF. well i tried. Gif' s inventor says ignore dictionaries and say 'Jif' Hey man come check out this jif. I refuse to accept that pronunciation, regardless of what the creator says, seeing as the g stands for graphic.
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#48 - herpderpberp (05/24/2013) [-]
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#131 - huntress (05/24/2013) [-]
been waiting for this day to use this
been waiting for this day to use this
#37 - bitchitroll ONLINE (05/24/2013) [-]
i shouldve done this from the start
i shouldve done this from the start
User avatar #2 - JklnHyd (05/23/2013) [-]
I refuse to accept that pronunciation, regardless of what the creator says, seeing as the g stands for graphic.
#165 to #2 - John Cena (05/24/2013) [-]
I've heard this argument before, and its a ******** rationalization. Acronyms are pronounced phonetically, it has nothing to do with what the letters stand for. Whoever makes the acronym decides how it is pronounced. The example below of the A in NATO (Atlantic) works fairly well.

Take Jehovah as a more abstract example. The letters JHVH could be pronounced in any number of ways. Yet there is a modern "correct" pronunciation that was arbitrarily decided somewhere along the line.
User avatar #181 to #165 - JklnHyd (05/24/2013) [-]
You may want to go over that second sentence again. Phonetically, means that is is spelled the way it sounds. The letter g, particularly at the beginning of a word, is most often pronounced as it is in green.
User avatar #5 to #2 - faithrider (05/23/2013) [-]
actually it stands for general, as in general internet file...



sorry...
#7 to #5 - whiteniggers (05/23/2013) [-]
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User avatar #9 to #7 - faithrider (05/23/2013) [-]
im sorry i stand corrected...
#47 to #9 - breakfastlunch (05/24/2013) [-]
YFW, I assume.
YFW, I assume.
#62 to #47 - faithrider (05/24/2013) [-]
yeah pretty much. but i am no coward. i take my thumbs like a man. be they red or green...
yeah pretty much. but i am no coward. i take my thumbs like a man. be they red or green...
#68 to #62 - breakfastlunch (05/24/2013) [-]
Indeed. Well, prepare your anus--the flood of red thumbs doesn't look like it's going to stop, since people seem really set on thumbing you down for your mistake... Thumbs aren't exactly worth anything tangible, though.

Then again, I used to give a **** about getting a lot of thumbs a lot more back when I was in the top 10 of comment rankings. I've been spending less time on FJ recently, so I don't really go to too much effort to get thumbs anymore.
#76 to #68 - faithrider (05/24/2013) [-]
indeed
indeed
#22 to #2 - John Cena (05/24/2013) [-]
So NCAA stands for national college athletic association and no one pronounces nickah. Acronyms are generally just pronounced however people prefer (I guess whatever feels natural)
#39 to #22 - John Cena (05/24/2013) [-]
thats not an acronym, thats an initialism
go ahead, look up the difference
#175 to #39 - mmajunkie (05/24/2013) [-]
They're the same thing...
User avatar #173 to #22 - lightninghedgehog (05/24/2013) [-]
i pronounce it N-C-Double A.
#38 - gamgroomps (05/24/2013) [-]
I've used both pronunciations in conversation, but I think that the person who invented the .gif should be able to control how it is pronounced officially. However, everyone uses different pronunciations for different words all the time, so I don't see this as that big of a deal.
I've used both pronunciations in conversation, but I think that the person who invented the .gif should be able to control how it is pronounced officially. However, everyone uses different pronunciations for different words all the time, so I don't see this as that big of a deal.
User avatar #130 to #38 - lordmoldywart (05/24/2013) [-]
The G stands for graphics, it is only logical to call it gif, not jif
#46 to #38 - poutinesalad (05/24/2013) [-]
As much has he says its jif, the masses have spoken and there aint 			****		 he can do about it.  Language evolves all the time.
As much has he says its jif, the masses have spoken and there aint **** he can do about it. Language evolves all the time.
#54 to #38 - John Cena (05/24/2013) [-]
True people pronounce things differently, but because the acronym was named by him I believe that he has absolute control on how it should be pronounced. My name is Alexander and i don't want to go to Mexico and have people calling me Alejandro. It's my name and I'll tell you how to say it, not the other way around.
User avatar #10 - Nightelfbane (05/23/2013) [-]
The inventor of the gif can suck my bearded dick
#1 - Xiiko (05/23/2013) [-]
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#26 - klavikothethird (05/24/2013) [-]
The a in NATO stands for atlantic, but you don't pronounce it "nahto"
#187 to #26 - John Cena (05/28/2013) [-]
Uhm, I do.
User avatar #188 to #187 - klavikothethird (05/28/2013) [-]
how did you find this
User avatar #30 to #26 - Tiblets (05/24/2013) [-]
What about Giraffe?
Or Vagina?

Are they pronounced "guh-raff" and "vuh-guy-na" now?
#43 to #30 - pensivepangolin (05/24/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, but I really don't find that argument valid. That's like saying that because gif is now pronounced "jif", every g makes a j sound. "The joat joes to the joofy jirl". How one word is pronounced doesn't affect every other word that uses the same letters.
#69 to #43 - Tiblets (05/24/2013) [-]
I was using sarcasm to make that point.   
The main argument people use is because Graphics has the hard "guh" sound.   
I was poking fun at those people by being sarcastic.
I was using sarcasm to make that point.
The main argument people use is because Graphics has the hard "guh" sound.
I was poking fun at those people by being sarcastic.
#45 to #43 - Nameloc (05/24/2013) [-]
Sure, but it's an Acronym.
You're on the right track about one thing, though; Certain letters in certain words can have a different sound.

However, you're over-looking the fact that the creator of the .gif file format (and of the acronym) declared that the correct pronunciation be "Jiff" over "Gyph".

Take it like this:
My friend's last name is Puszklewicz.
It isn't pronounced how it's spelled out, I can tell you that right now.

If you're the creator of a name/ word, then you're entitled to state what the correct pronunciation is.

For instance, my name is Coleman, yet people still ******* call me "Cullben", "Column", and "Koloman".
I have every right to correct them on the pronunciation of my name.

You can't just declare the correct pronunciation of a word/ name without having created it.
Therefor, if the creator of the ******* .gif file format says it should be pronounced "Jiff", then why the **** are you bitching about it?
Go ahead, keep pronouncing it "Gyph".

"To-may-toe, To-mah-toe"
#49 to #45 - pensivepangolin (05/24/2013) [-]
I apologize if my tone gave off the wrong idea, but please notice that I'm not saying that the hard g sound pronunciation is the correct and only way to say "gif".  Especially now that the creator has declared its proper pronunciation, I certainly have no argument to go against that.  I had merely meant out that I don't believe the "giraffe" argument as a good means of defending the j sound.  I have seen it used too many times, and it had finally gotten on my nerves enough to post about it.   
   
However, if thi
I apologize if my tone gave off the wrong idea, but please notice that I'm not saying that the hard g sound pronunciation is the correct and only way to say "gif". Especially now that the creator has declared its proper pronunciation, I certainly have no argument to go against that. I had merely meant out that I don't believe the "giraffe" argument as a good means of defending the j sound. I have seen it used too many times, and it had finally gotten on my nerves enough to post about it.

However, if thi
User avatar #51 to #49 - pensivepangolin (05/24/2013) [-]
Please ignore the small text at the end of my post. I was about to say something, decided against it, touched up my statement, and forgot about it.
User avatar #53 to #51 - Nameloc (05/24/2013) [-]
No worries.
Thumbs for you for keeping your cool when I went a bit out of line there.
User avatar #52 to #49 - Nameloc (05/24/2013) [-]
Ah, alright.
I see your point now.

Sorry if I came off as a bit rude.

I suppose he could've elaborated more on his argument like I did with mine.
User avatar #134 to #26 - bulbakip (05/24/2013) [-]
I don't pronounce it "Ahtlantic" either
#164 to #134 - John Cena (05/24/2013) [-]
Actually it IS pronounced "aht-lant-ic"; unless you're arguing that it's pronounced "Ate-lant-ic"?
User avatar #28 to #26 - klavikothethird (05/24/2013) [-]
so it's jif
#163 - skinless (05/24/2013) [-]
****		 the creator ill say it however i like   
   
   
   
2edgy4me
**** the creator ill say it however i like



2edgy4me
#125 - John Cena (05/24/2013) [-]
**** ALL. I'M TIRED OF THIS CRAP.
IT'S PRONOUNCED LIKE "PENUT BUTTER" NOW.
NO, NOT "JIF" THE PENUT BUTTER.
WE'RE GOING TO ******* CALL IT "PENUT BUTTER" AND WE'RE GOING TO ******* LIKE IT.
User avatar #4 - bobthedilder (05/23/2013) [-]
been saying it as jif all along.
User avatar #82 to #4 - halor (05/24/2013) [-]
i used to say it as jif until people started laughing and telling me it was gif...now who's the smart one
User avatar #140 to #82 - infamoustrapper (05/24/2013) [-]
Really? I had the exact opposite happen to me haha
#11 to #4 - John Cena (05/23/2013) [-]
why have you always been wrong at every turn in your life? if it was pronounced jif then it would be spelled .jif
User avatar #90 to #11 - ofc (05/24/2013) [-]
With that logic orange would be spelled oranje, correct?
User avatar #23 to #11 - bobthedilder (05/24/2013) [-]
butthurt anon detected
#18 - comicson (05/23/2013) [-]
am i the only one that spells it out when saying it? I've always said it like that and i cant come to make myself to say it the "right" way now.
#159 - jonnyfunk (05/24/2013) [-]
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#150 - restfullwicked (05/24/2013) [-]
graphics interchange format. Im fairly sure that you pronounce Graphics with a G.
ENGLISH, MOTHER ****** . DO YOU SPEAK IT?
User avatar #155 to #150 - strelokkk (05/24/2013) [-]
I can not come with with examples, but there are some words starting with "Ph" (pronounced like "F"), but pronounced as "P" in the acronym
#157 to #155 - restfullwicked (05/24/2013) [-]
you could have used the name Philip for future reference.
User avatar #156 to #155 - strelokkk (05/24/2013) [-]
Come up*
User avatar #160 to #150 - bitchitroll ONLINE (05/24/2013) [-]
your username is a lie. we all no there is no rest for the wicked
User avatar #174 to #160 - someponynew (05/24/2013) [-]
and that money don't grow on trees.
#162 to #160 - restfullwicked (05/24/2013) [-]
i rest rather well thank you. its an old name, and a childish one at that.
User avatar #161 to #160 - bitchitroll ONLINE (05/24/2013) [-]
know*
**** me its too early to brain
User avatar #128 - drainbramage (05/24/2013) [-]
But the G stands for "graphic" and that makes a hard "G" sound, so I'm going to say it the same way I always have, **** the creator, he can't control me, he's not even my real dad.
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#132 to #128 - John Cena (05/24/2013) [-]
I bet you pronounce "meme" "me-me"
User avatar #176 to #132 - drainbramage (05/24/2013) [-]
Nope, I pronounce meme correctly.
#184 to #176 - John Cena (05/25/2013) [-]
Then why pronounce gif incorrectly?
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User avatar #116 - grahamcracker (05/24/2013) [-]
I've always said jif. And considering the pronunciation of meme is "meem", no once should bitch about "jif".
User avatar #122 to #116 - payseht (05/24/2013) [-]
it's like gene, where the term originates. You say geen, not ge-ne... english is confusing
User avatar #142 to #122 - tinglyturtletaint (05/24/2013) [-]
English is confusing dumb. It's far less rule based and more, you just kind of have to know, based.
#149 to #116 - John Cena (05/24/2013) [-]
No is prounced may-may.
User avatar #171 - domitius (05/24/2013) [-]
Why has this become such a big deal? I mean for those of you familiar with the mechanics of the English language surely this hasn't come as a shock.
User avatar #101 - bloodshotpillow (05/24/2013) [-]
I've always called it jif. woops
User avatar #98 - scarypurplemonster (05/24/2013) [-]
Been saying jif anyway.
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