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It's pronounced "jif" says GIF creator Steve Wilhite.

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threetonesun    1,205

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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Roger H.    773

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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Max Norris    2,048

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

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.Neo    1,834

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:

post-128385-0-15575900-1369236312.jpg

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Mr.ed    43

My question would be if its chunky Gif...

Ed

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Hum    6,928

I say Jif too: :p

th?id=H.5008808994278205&pid=15.1&H=128&W=160

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Steve B.    466

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

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Sandor    436

Somewhat relevant:

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

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Athlonite    81

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

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jren207    33

Here's a GIF of some JIF...

aca9RdI.gif

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NeoandGeo    41

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

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JJ_    127

He's trying to be unique and cute.

Will remain GIF to me.

You sir are a tool.

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PsYcHoKiLLa    1,418

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

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Yorak    415

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

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Syanide    588

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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+Bryan R.    1,060

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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+FiB3R    1,656

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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Yorak    415

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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Jack 0Neill    25

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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Matthew_Thepc    59

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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theyarecomingforyou    9,089
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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Motoko.    435

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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Max Norris    2,048
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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