Say "scuba". Now say "underwater" and "apparatus". I don't know about you guys but I definitely used different U and A sounds, so I'm sticking with "jif".
@Fvck Younicorn, Say “gift.” Now say “gi.” Now say “jif.” Pretty sure with those three words you can figure out how to say “gif.”
And before anyone asks, a gi is the robe-like thingy that you wear in martial arts, and it’s g is pronounced the same way as gift.
@Seneca716, But then you also have words like giant and gin and engine where the g makes a “j” sound so by your logic both “gif” and “jif” are correct pronunciations
@Fvck Younicorn, you used one U that sounded different than the other 2 U’s which sounded the same. Also all 3 words with A all had the same sounding A. Edit: one of the A words had different sounding A’s only looked at one of them the first time.
@TriangleTesticles, It’s funny that you bring up logic, because wether you take off the f or add a t after the f, the “g” makes the same sound. Where’s the logic in the “g” making a “j” sound after you consider that?
@Seneca716, What I’m saying is, the English language is a weird mess of grammar rules where a G followed by an I can make two different sounds and since we have plenty of examples of each case, its fair to say both are correct pronunciations
@TriangleTesticles, Why don’t you look at my first comment, and actually try to be objective about it (look up objective if you don’t know what it means, look it up even if you think you know what it means), if you can’t be objective, then it’s more than likely that deep down inside, you know the true, correct pronunciation.
@Seneca716, How am I not being objective?
I'm happy to take the downvotes to side with the creator on this one. He said its Jif so its Jif.
Imagine you writing a book and everyone just gives it a different name than the one you gave it. It's his creation, he gets to name it whatever he wants. If you want to pronounce it Gif then by all means you do that! I think you're wrong, but you shouldn't care what I think.
@BIessthefaII, upvote to you. It's like pronouncing SUSE as "soose" instead of "sooz-uh".
@BIessthefaII, And J.K. Rowling said that the t in Voldemort is silent, I dont hear anyone arguing about that
@BIessthefaII, except it doesn't matter if he created it. He didn't invent the words. He took 3 already existing English words and turned them into an acronym. The acronym, by all things considered rules in the English language, only makes sense to be pronounced "G"if and not "J"if. It's more likely the creator probably doesn't understand English grammar properly and doesn't know how his own acronym is pronounced.
@High Ops, except it DOES matter because he created it and gave it the name Jif, but decided to spell it Gif. It would be like arguing that giraffe should be spelled jiraffe. You say giraffe and accept that it is a "j" sound because someone named it a giraffe and decided it was a "j" sound.
It's like if you told me that you pronounce every letter in your name. High Ops. We know you dont normally pronounce the G, but if you said that you wanted it pronounced then I would argue for it. YOU created the name so YOU should have a say in how it is said
@BIessthefaII, for normal words I agree, but this is an acronym. Its meaning and pronunciation is derived from the words that make it up not from someone else deciding it. Hence why it should have a G sound and not a J, because the first word is graphic with a G sound. Otherwise he made the acronym and just like the people who made "lisp" decided that he wanted to duck with people who tried to pronounce it.
@High Ops, I'm curious to hear how you pronounce scuba and laser...
@High Ops, I assume you pronounce JPEG as Jay-Feg.
@BIessthefaII, the fact that you have to say "Jif" so we know what you mean defeats your argument
@the fork, No. That's the exact reason the creators probably went with a weird pronunciation. It would have been a marketing nightmare otherwise.
@High Ops, how is jpeg fine but not "jif" though?
@the fork, is that not how you're suppose to say it?
@High Ops, do you pronounce SWAT as "sw-at" the a stands for and. Personally I say pronounce acronyms however you want, as long as people know what you're referring to
@High Ops, nope, according to you the creator has no say so in regards to what sounds best, the acronym has to be based on the sound each letter makes in the word it represents. JFEG it is!
@High Ops, hey there Texas Sharpshooter fallacy master. Did you ever answer how you pronounce SCUBA and JPEG?
Because, according to you and the arbitrary “rule” you cited, they should not be pronounced how I (and every other person alive) pronounce them.
@the fork, fair enough that there are exceptions. I'll admit my point is not fact, just an educated opinion from a blazed mexican.
@big freedom, don't get that first part and see my reply to @the fork
@High Ops, Texas sharpshooter fallacy: pick one rule that fits with your premise and ignore all of the other examples that go against.
@BIessthefaII, Well given that it's a stupid ass decision, I've elected to ignore it.
@PrismSimon, that’s because it’s a French word and they don’t pronounce the final letter. My theory is so they can surrender faster.
@HeyYouNotYouYou, well gay is pronounced “HeyYouNotYouYou”.
I just use them interchangeably because I literally could not care less and it’s funny to watch either side of the argument get ticked off.
So it’s a graphics interchange format.. with this in mind.. how do you say graphics.. do you pronounce it graphics or jraphics...
Oh no. Not this argument again.
So is the jiffy bag pronounced giffy bag ?
Got you good you f*ckers