ITT: we talk about why "gif" is pronounced correctlybwith a soft g.
Anyone who uses a hard g is a newfag
"The creators of the format pronounced GIF as "jif" with a soft "G" /ˈdʒɪf/ as in "gin". Steve Wilhite says that the intended pronunciation deliberately echoes the American peanut butter brand Jif, and CompuServe employees would often say "Choosy developers choose GIF", spoofing this brand's television commercials."
Kill yourselves, fucking faggots
>"Anyone who uses a hard g is a newfag" said the faggot who probably pronounces forte as FORTAY like most of the ignorant, college educated country does.
You are using two fairly unique principles in the English language as your word example. The first, giraffe, has an R proceeded by a vowel, which drastically changes the letter pronunciation in the surrounding letters, as any 3rd grade teacher could tell you.
The second, guitar, has (for brevity's sake) a very similar situation with a "UI" directly following the first letter of the word.
A less fallacious argument would be to compare GIF to words of similar construction; i.e. a G, followed by a vowel, followed by an F. Gift, for instance. Guffaw.
The creator of the GIF image format, Steve Wilhite of CompuServe, when deciding on the pronunciation, said he deliberately chose to echo the American peanut butter brand, Jif, and CompuServe employees would often say “Choosy developers choose GIF(jif)”, playing off of Jif’s television commercials. If you hear anyone pronounce GIF with a soft G, it’s because they know something of this history.
>If the Jif peanut butter company never existed, he would have never pronounced GIF with a soft G.
>Speaking of Steve Wilhite, when he explains the pronunciation of GIF, he himself has to explicitly write, “It’s pronounced ‘JIF’.” He has to explain it this way because it goes against how it would naturally be pronounced
Literally proven wrong and you still deny it, must be cum drunk from swallowing all those fat loads from your gay faggot father
Let's just ignore how everything is pronounced and make up our own way to say it here if faggot land
>looks like gift without the "t"
>therefore pronounced gif with hard "g"
>creator/owner/developed whatever the fuck he is demands it be pronounced with soft "g" peanut butter brand blabbitty blah
> doesn't matter anymore
> internet community has adopted it, renamed and is probably not even using it the way he intended it to be used in the first place
> see: internet conventions
> no one even care about the creator's wishes until he made a stink about it so now more people than ever mispronounce out of sheer trolldom
> see: Streisand effect
When it is pronounced "Jraphics interchange format" and not "Graphics Interchange format", then you can pronounce it like that.
>OP can't Make his G's or his D hard because he suffers from Faggotoris Majoris Clitoris, also known as mentally ill tranny fag syndrome
The letter doesn't have to be pronounced like the first litter of the word it stands for.
You don't say "A merica" you say "America" and still it's pronounced U. S. A. as if the "A" was separate.
You don't say Jee Jee. You say GG wich stands for "Good Game" not "Jood Jame"
Those are both initialisms, not acronyms. Two different forms of abbreviation. You don't say USA at all. (Oo-say? Stupid.) You pronounce each letter individually in an initialism. You pronounce it as a word in an acronym.
This is actually kinda clever. Good one anon.
>said like fajjot
>also like jraphics
Gotta say, I liked it too. But what do you mean youve been waiting? How often do you see 'fallacious' on here? I only used it to be a pretentious cock-monger, cuz, you know... 4chan.
The guy that invented. exe files just called. He said it's pronounced, "easy;" he can totally manipulate the English language because he invented the word.
>dafuq outta here with that logic
dunno man I tend to end up in threads where people pretend to disagree on something for lulz quite often
I'm tame in general so it's that and YLYL threads and shitty memes for me and scrolling quickly past gore and extreme porn
it's like I've been a newfag for this whole time
to be fair that would be a decent name for .exe files because of their ease of use
but it would make the language more ambiguous and thus harder to use with specificity and easier to use poetically, not something you want in a field like computer science
you know gents, sometimes I feel that we overcomplicate these things
when they were quality they were shit quality to anyone who wasn't participating in it and they would think the people posting that stuff were cancerous scum
just like I feel about bananafags now
or once thought about spiderman shit
but now spiderman feels lulzy because of the tribal element like 'hey thats part of my culture'
Fact is, if you're into computing and/or born before the new century you pronounce it correctly.
Since the name pronunciation is written into the standards of the format just like jaypegg and pee en gee, that means there is a wrong way to pronounce it.
As hilarious as it might be, Google is not jewgle and gigawatt is not jiggawatt. The reason is standards.
Only uneducated nignogs think there's any standing for a hard g.
Ok, lemme /thread you niggers rn
The creator intended it to be pronounced with a soft G, like Jif, but it just makes more sense to pronounce it with a hard G, it's how you would naturally pronounce it
Nigger, you didn't solve shit.
Check the American Heritage Dictionary. Both pronunciations are acceptable. The creator is the one with sand in his vagina screaming, "no, no no, it's Jif only! Not soft "g!"
There's plenty of sandy vag's on 4chan too.
Dictionaries are history books not law books.
Until the mid 00's the proper plural of virus was virii because it's Latin. Uneducated fucks like yourself kept insisting on viruses.
Latin is a dead language, ya dingus. English is the richest language in terms of vocabulary and is very much alive. If you disagree with this statement, no worries; shortly after summer break, you will be closing out your middle school tenure and hopefully, properly introduced to some beatiful literature. To say that we shouldn't adapt and evolve our language because of the possibility that some new words may potentially be rooted in mispronunciation is retarded. You sound like one of those Windows 7 fags that screamed bloody murder when the Start button was removed; briefly. You, sir, have the adaptation skills of a dodo bird.
Why is alphabetical order the way it is? Arbitrary rules.
Why do any letters make any particular sound?
Why does your mom suck nigger aids cocks?
Yes. You're right. Fighting with fucking auto-correct to accept Jod and Geezus was such an oversight. Gargling all that nigger-cum seems to have affected your mental capacity, good sir.
like yiff and jiff,
you fucking faggot.
Oh. Well in that cases. Enjoy some tits
You proved nothing! Have fur cocks
All are accepted. We believe in no one pronunciation. All shall be welcomed
I was going for cult. Lol
Thanks for the help
The .gif extention isn't inherently English. It is used everywhere that these characters are used all over the world.
Just because you're a socialist extremist doesn't mean everyone needs help running everything in their life. "Wahhh I need the government to protect me from other people's guns. And from their freedom to make stuff and then name it whatever they see fit."
Now I'm hard
Can't you tell this is a gfur thread?
This guy knows what up. Thanks for the horse cocks
I am the /b/ horsecock bandit.
There is something about those massive balls that gets me going.
take a load of these
The G takes the same sound of the usage it stands for. "Graphic". The dude who invented the format actually argued that it was "jif", but it doesn't matter what he thinks, because that's not how acronyms work.
had to turn off pc.
full panic mode.