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#31 Hum

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 15:33

I say Jif too: :p

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 15:44

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

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 15:47

Somewhat relevant:

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



#34 Athlonite

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 15:47

so its Posted Image not GIF then

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 16:20

Here's a GIF of some JIF...

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#36 NeoandGeo

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 16:28

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

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 22:40

He's trying to be unique and cute.

Will remain GIF to me.


You sir are a tool.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 22:41

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

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 22:44

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

#40 Syanide

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 22:52

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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Posted 22 May 2013 - 23:00

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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Posted 22 May 2013 - 23:04

Somewhat relevant:

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng3fNxA6_Y8


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

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 23:06

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

#44 Jack 0Neill

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:42

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:54

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