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I think if I told some a file was in a "jif" format with a "jif" file extension, most people would automatically assume .jif and not .gif LOL. Myself and 99% of the people I know have always and will always pronounce it with a hard g. Eff what the creator of the format says. He can go google himself. (pronounced joogle lol!)

JIF being an abbreviation for JPEG Interchange Format, obviously. :laugh:

I, for one, am glad PNGs won out in all serious use.

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JIF is how I've always pronounced it. I didn't even know there was a controversy about it's pronouciation. "GIF" sounds stupid to me.

I thought of it as sounding like Giraffe or Ginormous rather than Gift or Giddy.

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GIF is an image format, Jif is a brand of peanut butter. I wonder if he says "jigawatt" too.

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I always said G-if as well, s'pose I'll have to say Jif from now on lol

Good luck with that in the Netherlands. Everyone will think you're talking about this: :laugh:

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My question would be if its chunky Gif...

Ed

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I say Jif too: :p

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Good. I've been saying it correctly the whole time.

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Somewhat relevant:

Jack Dee on Jif/Cif (cleaning product in the UK)

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so its Jif%20lemon%20450x450_tcm72-304255.jpg not GIF then

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Here's a GIF of some JIF...

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Good, my laughing at people that pronounced it like gift without the t was spot on.

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He's trying to be unique and cute.

Will remain GIF to me.

You sir are a tool.

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GIF = Graphics Interchange Format, so GIF = GIF, NOT Jif, it's not pronounced jiraffics

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Willing to call it GIF when the creator says JIF? You lads are so very badass.

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I'll just directly quote someone from reddit:

I read that in my head as, "it's pronounced 'jif' says Gif creator Steve Wilhite.

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It's really stupid how some of you are saying "It's GIF not JIF" as if it that helps. Do you realize how this sounds to someone other than yourself reading it?

Following basic English would tell you GIF is pronounced with a soft G as in "general".

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Somewhat relevant:

Jack Dee on Jif/Cif (cleaning product in the UK)

Ah, brings back memories.... of a time when he was actually funny.

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Neowin is the only site I know of personally that can have a multitude of people arguing over the pronunciation of an acronym.

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Rofl what a tool.

Gif != Jif

Gif = Gif

Just like how it's a heavy G with Graphics. Now a soft J for Jraphics.

Gif = Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)

Jif = JPEG Interchange Format (JIF)

There are reasons things are the way they are with this. Whether he made it or not, this just makes him look like a damned fool. Plus the gif format sucks, why has something better not replaced it yet?

How bad is it? Just look at Hum's annoying animated gif avatar. :laugh:

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in case anyone was wondering, here's a great site I found a while ago on the pronunciation: http://www.olsenhome.com/gif/

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Following basic English would tell you GIF is pronounced with a soft G as in "general".

Following basic English would tell you GIF is pronounced with a hard G as in "gift".

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Thank you! Everone's been telling me I've been saying it wrong and I haven't changed..

It's jiff just like the peanut butter but I prefer skippy

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Do you realize how this sounds to someone other than yourself reading it?

Sort of like making fun of someone who pronounces it "tomato" instead of "tomato"?

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