GIF should be pronounced GIF, not JIF.
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GIF: short for Graphics Interchange Format, a file format released in 1987 by Steve Wilhite.
should: modal verb (DUTY);
used to say or ask what is the correct or best thing to do:
Con is arguing for the soft g sound.
Consistency With Acronym's Components
Historical Use Of The Letter "G"What we call the letter "G" today was introduced as a variant of "C" which made both the "g" and "k" noises in Latin at the time. Since then, it has confusingly been used as both the "g" and "j" sound, until J was adopted into use in the 1600s.
It's pronounced JIF, not GIF.
Distinction From The Brand Jif
While there exist several homonyms in the English language (most notably two, to, and too), to avoid confusion, it is reasonable to substitute a different pronunciation when possible.
Con has another angle; that they are both equally valid and will be pushing both at once.Neither the short nor long description of this debate restrict Con to back 'J' pronounciation as more valid to GIF rather than equally valid.
consistency with letter annunciation consistency.
the peanut butter company could never sue him
gift' is not only sounding similar to GIF
they are equally valid if we get technical
For Pro to win, GIF has to completely win as the correct one.
should: modal verb (DUTY);used to say or ask what is the correct or best thing to do:
- Gi - (s) Gibi
- GI - (i) Galvanised Iron - Gastro-Intestinal - General Issue - (s) Gibraltar (ISO 3166 digram; FIPS 10-4 territory code) - (i) Government Issue
- GIB - (s) Gibraltar (ISO 3166 trigram)
- GIF - (a) Graphics Interchange Format (pronounced "jif")
- GIG - (a) Global Information Grid
- GIGO - (a) Garbage In Garbage Out (computing)
- GIMP - (a) GNU Image Manipulation Program
- GIN - (s) Guinea (ISO 3166 trigram) - (a) Guidelines International Network
- GINO - (a) Godzilla In Name Only
- GIP - (s) Gibraltar pound (ISO 4217 currency code)
- GIS - (i) Geographic Information System - (i) Google Image Search
- GISS - (a/i) General Impression of Size and Shape - Goddard Institute for Space Studies
There was a time when severely most believed the world was flat and now severely most believe it is Round. There was a time when most would hate and/or pity homosexuals and now many cultures are shifting to at the very least hate them less and at most totally integrating and embracing them. K_Michael would know.There were times when linguistic slurs we would be furious if we hear now were the go-to terms for blacks, gays, transgenders and many others.Pro wants to sit there and win this because confusion seems reduced when all sheep the bandwagon. Do not for one second allow that.
Pro's first contention was that Acronyms owe pronunciation to be loyal and consistent to extended word articulation.So I bring WTF and PC and he says no, pick NASA and stuff like PIN and SCUBA.
The A's in NASA are both pronounced unlike the A in the extended words.The I in PIN is for identity, yet is said as the 'i' in GIF... oops.The U and A in SCUBA are said unlike their words.These are vowels, Pro will try to grasp at and goalpost-move.
Well, here comes the entirely conceded gift point where gift vs GIF with hard G is a much greater struggle to take in the ear and placement in a sentence, causing it to be semantically too not just audibly and lexically.
GIPHY embracing THE HARD g is irrelevant, and Pro didnt even bring it up. 'Giphy' was blatantly based on the word jiffy, as in ring gifs to you in a jiffy... so what are they fronting for?
Giphy' was blatantly based on the word jiffy
In Round 1 I already showed Time magazine (highly refgrded not some simple simon typeagazine) and CNN officially reporting that the creator i tended it to be said Jif.Pro says 'so what'. I tell you so what.
I agree Pro, let us reduce confusion. The offficial way it was always intended to be said so as to differentiate itfrom a gift when it is a GIF was... soft g Jif.
they are both equally valid and will be pushing both at once.