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How you your pronounce ".gif"?

Last posted Mar 29, 2010 at 11:43AM EDT. Added Feb 17, 2010 at 04:01PM EST
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I was talking to my friend, and said that I forgot to send someone a .gif.

He started laughing, and said that I pronounced it wrong. He pronounces it "gif" as in gift, while I pronounce it "jiff" as in "choosy moms choose jiff, cuz it's effin delicious"

How do you guys pronounce it? Just wonderin'.

Yeah, I pronounce it as "jiff". I don't really care if it really is "gif" as I personally think "jiff" sounds better. Besides, that's how everybody I know pronounces it.

Still on topic, here's a little anecdote about a friend of mine that just makes saying .gif as "jiff" all the better. Basically, a friend of mine named Jeff saved a picture of himself as jeff.gif and I just found that hysterical. He wasn't aware of what he had done until later after explaining it to him. Now, I always sign his name as "Gif". It's okay though, he doesn't seem to mind at all.

And finally, we have an end to the .gif pronunciation debate. I found this nifty little website which explains how "jiff" is the proper pronunciation for the file format:


But, then again, it doesn't really matter how one pronounces the "word". No matter the pronunciation, all variations are still understood. There really is no point in starting a pointless flame war over it.


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