Reminder that it's pronounced /ˈdʒJf/, as in giant, gym, generation, geography or gentleman.
>its pronounced with a J
half the world renamed this cleaning shit Cif because they can't pronounce J's, what makes you think there is any legitimacy saying 'Gi' is a J?
even if the creator is so pedantic that it must be, it simply isn't, because people know what a g is.
I will pronounce g as in gift. I think if a lot of us do the same, gif will become the correct pronunciation instead of jif.
We can do it, brothers! Say it with me. Gif. Gif. Gif.
That's how it works in my native language, so I'll keep using that my reasoning. But people will be all like "this isn't a rule in english!!" and I just don't give a shit anymore.
they had an advert explaining it, because most countries had difficulty in their marketing research they changed it, I forget without going back and watching the advert but it was pretty much everywhere that english isn't 1st language.
to be clear, they were already calling it 'cif' because j is c...
That's a good point. On the side of "GIF" there are rational arguments and foreign rules. That's something.
But what does "JIF" has going for it? Some 90 year old fucktard wants it to be this way?
I had zero idea so many people were autistic about this topic until earlier this year when one of my friends dropped buckets of spaghetti trying to tell me I was wrong for pronouncing it "jif".
I never looked up how people pronounced it, what the original pronunciation was, etc. I just thought it was "jif", like G in George Washington.
The funny part is there are so many people that insist it ABSOLUTELY HAS TO BE "G" as in "gift" and they pronounce "jpeg" like normal as opposed to "jfeg" (joint photographic experts group).
Why not just have it be both? I don't understand why it can't just be either or. We clearly understand what each other mean when we pronounce it either way. It honestly seems like to me people who absolutely have to have it their way (normally people who pronounce it with a soft g) are on the spectrum somewhere.
>Graphics Interchange Format
since when do people say giraffe-ics?
And with that logic, guitar becomes "juh"tar
game becomes "jay"me
garage becomes "jah"-"reggae"
I could go on, but to even further my point, let's look at another acronym with J and G:
often pronounced "jay-peg" or "jay pee gee" (hard G), JPG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group
the letter J is a consonant that always has a harsh pronunciation. Going by the retarded /ˈdʒJf/ logic, pronouncing jpg would sound like "gay pedge" or "gay pee jee".
I know, after repeating it to yourself a few times it sounds just as retarded as "JIF".
It is evidence that English is not spelled phonetically with the Roman alphabet and we need to hurry up and switch to a proper Shavian alphabet to clear up these ridiculous arguments.
So good Muh American fella. Take this triple heart attack colesterol quarter pounder bacon and cheese no salad burger. You deserve it cause your health care doesn't cover 10 bypasses. Cheers :^)
Everyone pronounces it with a G, stands for Graphics Interchange Format. Do you pronounce it Jraphics or Graphics. Words change pronunciations and meaning by majority rule, look at the word faggot, doesn't really mean bundle of sticks anymore does it.
I have nothing better to do at 6:30 AM.
The difference in origin. 'Photo' is of Greek origin while 'flash' is an original English word.
In case you haven't realized, English is bastard result of French, German, Latin, and Greek having an old-timey orgy.
It's always funny when people realise they've been saying something incorrectly their entire life. But it's just pitiful when they try and justify their idiocy instead of accepting reality and changing their ways.
Maybe in English. But in many other languages, there are no multiple pronunciations for individual letters.
I can pronounce it gif as in "go fuck yourself", and attempting to correct me will only end up in me accusing you of language appropriation.
there are rules, they're complicated and a bit stupid but they're there regardless of how you feel
stay mad that you're poor as fuck
try again, i know you can do it, nikolai :')
reminder that op is wrong and also has bad taste in waifus
fuck off stupid unfunny tripfag
Honestly the abbreviation is for graphics, a hard g. Makes no sense to switch it to soft with pronouncing the acronym. I will continue gif, as in graphics interchange format. G-I-F. Fuck the moronic creators
>implying I give a shit
Soft "g" fags get fucked.
i think what people don't realize is that there's absolutely NO indication that it's pronounced "jiff" until someone points out the retarded creators insist on making it sound like peanut butter
it's literally one letter from 'gift' and people are actually surprised that people pronounce it accordingly
Also, scuba. radar, captcha sonar, snafu, laser ...
But I'll give the faggots a possible out to make excuses. In these examples it's the vowel sound that doesn't match. Time to put that C you got in linguistics to work.
What a stupid fucking argument, gif is easily said as a hard g. It makes sense, why complicate it? Same with jpeg, it just makes sense to pronounce it that way, so of course it is.
don't be jealous of my rare pepe jif collection
also most people pronounce most file extensions with vowels as an onomatopoeia
conversely, most extensions without vowels will have their letters spelled out in conversation
(at least, in my experience)
>tfw a post-doc on my uni that teaches collaborative social science methods keeps pronouncing github as "jithub"
Yes it's my gift to you and the four chans
I'm not talking about pronouncing the fucking words that it represents. I am talking about pronouncing it in a way that makes sense to people, and in a way that people will assume without it having to be explained and given a whole story about the pains of autism
>lol because the creator said so
If it's Jif why don't we give Jifts at Christmas? English language is full of double standards and inconsistencies, saying it has to be this way BECAUSE HE SAID SO makes so little sense when you have Giraffe and Gift fucking shit up.
Gif all the way
Wrong. The G in GIF stands for "graphics," not "jraphics."
This in fact the very first GIF ever created
Hurr Linux is LIEnucks because his name is Linus
It's a fucking branding thing, it's easier to say and it's catchier. Stop sticking to your guns because you're afraid you'll look stupid, you just look more stupid.
You're definitely a jfeg, a flaming one. Only dick sucking faggots pronounce GIF as JIF and JPEG as JFEG. It's jay-peg. This little lesson brought to you by gee-you-eye, but you prefer gooey all over your face.
>creator trolling everyone, everywhere
>people actually falling for this shit
sorry anon, it's been Gif since forever. It's an acronym, Graphic Interchange Format. G.I.F.
>G (not J)
There are several good reasons not to pronounce it "jif". There aren't any good reasons to pronounce it "jif. The creator is just autistic and is essentially playing the "its my ball, I make the rules" card
the most obvious is that the G stands for Graphical, which has a hard G
but also .jif is already a file extension unrelated to .gif. An image file no less, extremely confusing if .gif is pronounce "jif" for seemingly no reason
>"jif". There aren't any good reasons to pronounce it "jif
If you named your child a certain name, would you want other people calling him/her something else? Like the "Ahnna" "Anna" pronunciation, he decided that it was to be pronounced how he wanted it. It's not your file format and you need to stop projecting your overly inflated egos. Its pronounced jif because that's how he wanted in pronounced, it's not deviant of English grammar standards it just means you don't get your way on everything and that makes you upset. Pls put put your lollipop down, junior, and man up. Boo hoo its pronounced a way I don't like so I'm going to say it how I want to say it.
At least accept both pronunciations you fucking autists. Nothing pisses me off more than when someone corrects someone else or goes "WAIT, HOOOOOW DID YOU PRONOUNCE THAT??" and then spergs all over the place like they're being fucking denied the basic freedom of speech.
Tl;dr It's really not outlandish, jif is how it's pronounced, stop being a faggot and at least accept both
The European Commission has announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU, rather than German, which was the other contender. Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had room for improvement and has therefore accepted a five-year phasing in of "Euro-English".
In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make sivil servants jump for joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k", Which should klear up some konfusion and allow one key less on keyboards.
There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f", making words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.
In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e" is disgrasful.
By the fourth yer, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".
During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters. After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and everivun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer. ZE DREM VIL FINALI COM TRU!
APNG MASTER RACE
>APNG format not supported
>It's pronounced /ˈdʒJf/
Holy shit nigger what is that? Am I the only one that had no idea how to interpret pronunciation characters?
Sometimes g is pronounced j before I or e, sometimes it isn't. Generally in Romantic loanwords is it pronounced soft, otherwise it is pronounced hard. Since gif fits in neither of these and the words that make up an acronym sometimes have no effect on its pronunciation (see scuba and laser), it doesn't matter how it's pronounced
Yes, it can be either one. Some people will see it, think of words like giant and ginger, and apply the soft pronunciation to it. Others would think of words like gift or give and pronounce it hard, which is equally as valid.