how is .gif pronounced?

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how do you gif, hard g or soft g?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
"giff" 94
"jiff" 37


/ me, / me. /. /. (goole), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:11 (seven years ago) link

"yiff"

lil queequeg (peter grasswich), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:13 (seven years ago) link

I need a definitive answer on this!

Ham Lushbaugh (Eric H.), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:13 (seven years ago) link

"hiff"

Ham Lushbaugh (Eric H.), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:13 (seven years ago) link

"Viking"

Tom Hardy & the Batbreakers (Phil D.), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:14 (seven years ago) link

JIFF
JAY-peg
PEE-en-JEE

ciderpress, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:14 (seven years ago) link

ciderpress otm x3

gesange der yuengling (crüt), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:15 (seven years ago) link

giff ffs

thread lock holiday (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:15 (seven years ago) link

um

hard?

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:15 (seven years ago) link

"JIFF
JAY-peg
PEE-en-JEE

― ciderpress, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 2:14 PM (38 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink"

WHAT?

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:15 (seven years ago) link

I mean I'm with you on jay-peg and pee-en-jee but I thought everyone said GIF

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:16 (seven years ago) link

Graphics
Interchange
Format

=

GIF WITH A HARD "G"

Tom Hardy & the Batbreakers (Phil D.), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:16 (seven years ago) link

Yeah I am shocked that anyone would use a soft g.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:17 (seven years ago) link

I like my image formats like I like my men... with a hard G.

emil.y, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:17 (seven years ago) link

hard G, as in Garu

WmC, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:18 (seven years ago) link

jiff is what I've always said/thought. I also call .wav files WAHV files so I am basically just a horrible person

gesange der yuengling (crüt), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:18 (seven years ago) link

i call those 'wave'

ciderpress, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:19 (seven years ago) link

the G is silent tbrr

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:19 (seven years ago) link

yeah, I know that's the normal and logical way to say it. xpost

gesange der yuengling (crüt), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:19 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/8G63z.gif

barthes simpson, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:20 (seven years ago) link

giff is more logical but i say jiff anyway

turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:20 (seven years ago) link

crut you're a monster

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:20 (seven years ago) link

"ngiff"

jim, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:21 (seven years ago) link

gif

what are you all french or something jeez

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:21 (seven years ago) link

Jiff is what the inventors called it but wtf do those fools know.

Always try to avoid setting up future opportunities for kicking yourself (ledge), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:21 (seven years ago) link

Hard-g "gif" is such a punchable sound.

Ham Lushbaugh (Eric H.), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:21 (seven years ago) link

I pronounce it with the hebrew pronounciation "gghhhhhif"

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:22 (seven years ago) link

Anyone who doesn't say gif is a git.

Always try to avoid setting up future opportunities for kicking yourself (ledge), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:23 (seven years ago) link

I also say "jit"

gesange der yuengling (crüt), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:24 (seven years ago) link

This is blowing my mind.

It's OK though cause I have a hard time remembering how to say Wi-fi. I've got it down now but once years ago I was on the phone with Hoosteen and said wi-fi like "wiffle" "feast" and he was like, WAHT DID YOU JUST SAY?! So I understand these things are sometimes hard.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:24 (seven years ago) link

I say giff, but I suspect I'm wrong about this one

Moodles, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:25 (seven years ago) link

wiffle feast!

gesange der yuengling (crüt), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:25 (seven years ago) link

it's a thing

well, now it is

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:26 (seven years ago) link

Jiff is what the inventors called it

Yeah, people. Stop disrespecting science.

Ham Lushbaugh (Eric H.), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:26 (seven years ago) link

wee-fee

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:26 (seven years ago) link

no more like wiff-fee

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:27 (seven years ago) link

gif, absolutely, thought tbh this word should be avoided in irl out loud settings

max, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:27 (seven years ago) link

max otm

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:27 (seven years ago) link

ANYWAY

GIFF

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:27 (seven years ago) link

does anybody have the password to the wiffle feast

barthes simpson, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:27 (seven years ago) link

http://www.olsenhome.com/gif/

1staethyr, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:27 (seven years ago) link

there is no way I am going to say anything other than "wiffle feast" when talking about wi-fi from now on

gesange der yuengling (crüt), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:28 (seven years ago) link

that page is bullshit

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:28 (seven years ago) link

surprised you could even access that page on the wiffle feast

barthes simpson, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:29 (seven years ago) link

mmm wiffle feast

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:29 (seven years ago) link

Authorial intent is irrelevant, fuck a Compuserve.

Tom Hardy & the Batbreakers (Phil D.), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:30 (seven years ago) link

I'm pretty sure in Dutch it should be 'hiff'

Ismael Klata, Friday, 26 April 2013 21:06 (six years ago) link

xp: exactly, why change the sound of the g from what it is in "graphic"? "gif" and "jpeg" aren't supposed to be alliterative.

next thing I know someone's going to try and tell me it should be "guh-peg" or "jah-peeg" or something equally wrong

joygoat, Friday, 26 April 2013 21:09 (six years ago) link

jah peg

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 26 April 2013 21:10 (six years ago) link

—Bob Marley

resulting paste of mashed cheez poops (silby), Friday, 26 April 2013 21:12 (six years ago) link

Gay pegs

how's life, Friday, 26 April 2013 21:15 (six years ago) link

I'm pretty sure in Dutch it should be 'hiff'

― Ismael Klata, vrijdag 26 april 2013 23:06 (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Lol, no, Obama speaks perfect Dutch in this regard

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 26 April 2013 21:16 (six years ago) link

I've only come round to saying hard G in the last 5 years or so. Since I first came across them on Compuserve I pronounced it soft G, and since I never heard said it loud or heard it said by anyone else, I just always assumed it was so and said soft G, convinced I was right. But there's no point swimming against the tide of truth.

give me back my 200 dollars (NotEnough), Friday, 26 April 2013 21:19 (six years ago) link

tbf saying "jiff" is kind of funny so it's all good

resulting paste of mashed cheez poops (silby), Friday, 26 April 2013 21:20 (six years ago) link

and curse sir walter raleigh he was such a stupid gif

how's life, Friday, 26 April 2013 22:56 (six years ago) link

It is pronounced dot-get-teh-fuck-out

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 27 April 2013 00:49 (six years ago) link

Shouldn't it be jay-feg, given that the p is for foto?

you say potatooles (onimo), Sunday, 28 April 2013 12:42 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

How long do I need to watch this before Bugs tricks Daffy into pulling down the wrong poster?

The Parvenu Fucktard (onimo), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:42 (six years ago) link

It is Jif with a J

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22620473

not_goodwin, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:30 (six years ago) link

"The OED told the BBC that it was beyond the software engineer's control to determine how the word should be said."

smackdown

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:32 (six years ago) link

It should not be pronounced at all.

Not Simone Choule (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:33 (six years ago) link

Jod dammit, I've been pronouncing it wrong all this time.

StanM, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:33 (six years ago) link

fortunately for 'the inventor' the english speaking word has corrected his obvious mistake

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:43 (six years ago) link

world

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:44 (six years ago) link

i notice that Bugs is pulling for hard G, that settles it imo

the league against cool sports (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:45 (six years ago) link

Should be
http://in.all.biz/img/in/catalog/10420.jpeg

not_goodwin, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:48 (six years ago) link

Is this an OK Cupid question? It really should be.

Not Simone Choule (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:49 (six years ago) link

gif inventor getting all butthurt about a specific pronunciation just makes me want to do the opposite of whatever he says

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:51 (six years ago) link

Can not think of a more annoying-sounding collection of glots than "gif."

Not Simone Choule (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:52 (six years ago) link

is there any correlation between hard/soft g gif ppl and hard/soft g algae ppl?

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:59 (six years ago) link

who in the shit pronounces algae with a hard g?

how's life, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:09 (six years ago) link

"jif" person, btw^

how's life, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:09 (six years ago) link

who in the shit pronounces algae with a hard g?

http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/2426370/480/misc/ape-waving-hand-hg-clr.gif

nagl dude dude dude (ledge), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:11 (six years ago) link

Lead Guh

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:16 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

Jeopardy FTW

Alfre, Lord Woodard (Eric H.), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 19:54 (six years ago) link

I honestly don't care how the inventor wants it to be pronounced. The language will shake out its own pronunciation in the long run, and that will be with a hard "g".

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 December 2013 20:11 (six years ago) link

anybody see that xmas ad for one of the department stores? the neighbors are "giffing out"? kudos to them for getting it RIGHT but i felt like was going crazy seeing it at all

napgenius (goole), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 20:18 (six years ago) link

Not for me

xpost

Le passé, non seulement n'est pas fugace, il reste sur place (Michael White), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 20:18 (six years ago) link

Adore Geopardy

乒乓, Wednesday, 4 December 2013 20:19 (six years ago) link

Trebek's the authority, I guess.

At any rate, I'll have to look at my local TV sedgeuhwool to see when that episode comes on.

pplains, Wednesday, 4 December 2013 20:24 (six years ago) link

ten months pass...

*Lives*

, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 21:46 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

https://vine.co/v/O2pEEZnb6jD

, Saturday, 16 May 2015 14:53 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

hmmmm, let me think

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 04:31 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/3OuZ5QS.gif

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 04:32 (one year ago) link

Geoff

Digital Squirts (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 04:35 (one year ago) link

k

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 04:37 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

ATM = Automated teller machine

We don't say "ahh tee emm"

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:08 (six months ago) link

we don’t say “attum” either

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 18 August 2019 00:25 (six months ago) link

We say jay-peg instead of jay-feg, though.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:24 (six months ago) link

I see the point has been made.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:30 (six months ago) link

five months pass...

..

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 21:48 (two weeks ago) link

how it is pronounced is however you pronounce it. how well you are comprehended is up to the listener.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 22:16 (two weeks ago) link


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