Making a graphical imaging format does not make you an expert on syntax or linguistics.
@I Are Lebo, I'm in the gif camp, but by the same logic jpeg should be jfeg right?
@I Are Lebo, he invented the word, he gets to decide how it's pronounced!
edit: I forgot to say that I will totally fight you over this.
@Scottles, yer a jfeg.
@Empshok, I can name my kid “Kyle” and say it’s actually pronounced “James,” and by your logic, that’s ok. But by the world’s logic, that doesn’t make sense and is stupid.
@icantfindmyfamily, except there are many instances where "g" does sound like "j". I argue that jif sounds more natural and prevents misunderstanding. "gif" may be misheard as "gift" where "jif" would only be misheard as "peanut butter."
This is not unprecedented; an electrocardiogram is referred to as an EKG to avoid sounding like EEG (because when spoken rapidly, ECG and EEG sound similar, especially in a loud hospital). Anyway, the point is, I'm right, you're wrong, and pee is stored in the balls.
@Empshok, I was a little confused but your summary helped me understand. Your argument is good and I can’t tell you you’re wrong. I think you can say it either way and people will know what you’re talking about and that’s the point of words
@icantfindmyfamily, true dat
@Empshok, "why are you booing me? I'm right!"
@Empshok, just because you’re willing to fight over it doesn’t make you any less wrong.
@I Are Lebo, prove it!
But Latinos will still pronounce it “HIF”
In before G sounds like g people.
My giraffe drinks gin at the gym.
@big freedom, gift
@Lord Tator, huh. Weird. I thought that the English language always followed rules and never had exceptions. Ges I wuz rong
@Lord Tator, I used to be hard g side too. Then after thinking, the biggest solver for me was the word "gin"
3 letters long, beings with "gi". That's 3 similarities, 1 difference being the n.
"Gift" has 4 letters, begins with gi, but ends in ft. That's 2 similarities, 3 differences.
2-3 = -1
Gif is pronounced like gin.
@Tentastic, what about gi? Ever watch Dragon Ball?
@Tentastic, how tf is the f a difference? It's the same letter in the same position. Gift literally starts with gif.
@big freedom, Great, now my gassy, gray, gun toting, gum chewing goat has gotten confused. Give him a break, everything's going wild.
@Tentastic, Well, you do have other three letter words with ”Gi”
Like Gig, Gib, Gid and Git.
and they all pronounce the ”G” as a hard g and not as J
@JiggleMyPuffs, and the fact that graphical the word that the g is representing is a hard G sound is kinda the clincher, making it 4-3 for the hard G.
@Tentastic, your ‘math’ doesn’t hold any water.
@Tentastic, Gif is Graphical User Interface. So when abbreviated people will read it as the G graphical uses. Cause it sure isn’t Jraphical is it?
Doesn’t matter what the creator wanted to call it. Language is fluid and changing but more importantly. Theres already a Jif. And its a brand of peanut butter.
@Caligo, dont forget Get
Come on juys! Lets jo watch Juardians of the jalaxy!
It’s pronounced jif
@benderama, Fûck. If you think so, now I have to change my mind.
@big freedom, it’s ok if we agree on something
Best argument for “jif” pronunciation. An equally short word with a soft “g” followed by an “I” is “gin”. Screw your “gift”! I’ll pronounce it “jift” if I wanna!
@scarro, not just gift (which fits better than gin for obvious reasons) but also give
Rather than picking a side, I opt to completely botch the word but make sure people know what I'm talking about so that there's no confusion.
I pronounce it "hife". Fight me.
Yeah? Well my wife created our kids, but that doesn’t stop me from calling them things she doesn’t approve of.
I belive we had a gif about this recently
How about who gives a shjt and say it however you want instead of trying to be some pretentious douche? Why do so many people feel the need to act like they are smarter than the next person? Just live your life and stop being a fvcktard because someone has a different opinion than you, especially on as something as dumb as this
@Not him again, @huyner, so I make a statement that says everyone should stop arguing over something so meaningless, and you downvote me. Funny as how I haven't seen you weighing in on either side, yet I take a neutral position and get called out?
@Not him again, I wouldn't call your position neutral.. you basically just called everyone in the argument a "douche" and a "fvcktard"
@Steve Gooliger, let me rephrase then. I'm tired of seeing this argument on here, so just say it how you want to say it and let's all be done with it
I can invent what ever I want but I can't change the English language at my will
Yay! Ya’ll can suck it
Noones gunna reference its sponsored by ie? Should we trust him?