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How Do You Pronounce ".gif" file acronym?

How do you pronounce .gif?   331 members have voted

  1. 1. How do you pronounce .gif?

    • Gif as in "gift"
      227
    • Jif as in "jiff"
      104

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The other day I was telling my friend to open some .gif animation in picture viewer because it was opening in powerpoint by default for some reason.

I've always pronounced it as "jiff" but according to him it's pronounced like "gift" w/o a "t".

So how do you guys pronounce it?

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I've always pronounced it gif(t)

-Spenser

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as in Gift, cant stand ppl who say jif as in jiffy lube

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"gift" w/o a "t"

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I pronounce it, like it's written.

gif.

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You are right. Its jiff

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For once and all, it pronounced Gif with a G not J.

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GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is an 8-bit-per-pixel bitmap image format using a palette of up to 256 distinct colors from the 24-bit RGB color space. It is definitely pronounced with a "G" sound and not "J"

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Gif as in "gift" ;)

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definately Jiff

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Gif(T)

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jif ftw

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Definitely jiff...I've never heard anyone say gif(t). :/

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jif, that's the way I've always heard it pronounced

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I seriously can't believe, even for a second, anyone really believes it's correct pronunciation is anything but GIF, as in GIF[T].

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gift is better

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Did some googling and found out that "Jiff" is actually the correct way to pronounce it.

But it seems that pronouncing it as "gif(t)" is more common.

So...just out of curiosity, for those that pronounce it as "jiff", would you ever consider pronouncing it as "gif(t)" in a business setting (i don't know when you would talk about file formats oh well lol) just to avoid people being confused or think that you are actually in the wrong despite knowing "jiff" is the correct pronunciation?

Edit:

here's the link http://www.olsenhome.com/gif/

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Did some googling and found out that "Jiff" is actually the correct way to pronounce it.

Well, I'm staggered beyond belief. I don't think I could stop myself from laughing if someone asked me for a "Jiff" version of a file.

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