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    How do you say .gif?

    How do you say the file extension .gif? I say it the normal way, but my colleague says 'jif' !

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    Gif with a hard "Guh" sound I suppose!

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    With a hard G here too. Jif sounds like a cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    With a hard G here too. Jif sounds like a cleaner.
    Exactly, although its now Cif

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    "Gee to the eye to the eff".

    No, gif with a hard "g" here, also.

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    Jif like the cleaner.

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    Gif with a hard "g" for two reasons...

    1) Jif is a cleaning fluid
    2) My users'd only start getting confused and probably start referring to .jpgs as "Jiff-Pegs", and that'd only make me reach for the clue-bat.

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    Gif here too... if it was meant to be pronounced Jif then they'd have made the extension .jif!!!

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    Hard G. If you want a reason to beat people with, point out it stands for Graphics Interchange Format, and ask if they can pronounce Graphics with a soft G.

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    I say Gif with a hard G, but its supposed to be gif with a soft g. There's even an informational website about it... The GIF Pronunciation Page

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    Hard g - Graphics Interchange Format

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I say Gif with a hard G, but its supposed to be gif with a soft g. There's even an informational website about it... The GIF Pronunciation Page
    Yes but the link also states the following: (which states I'm wrong in my pronunciation - but I'm going to continue being wrong)

    Quote Originally Posted by website
    In the years since, a debate has been raging as to the correct way to pronounce "GIF": like "jif" as in the peanut butter, or with a hard 'g' as in "gift"
    Jif? Peanut butter?

    It's cleaning fluid - not peanut butter!




    Now I'm off to buy a blummin' Marathon Bar

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    You're all wrong! Jif is lemon juice!!

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    Defiantely with a hard "G".

    And for edilble Jif from the good ol' US of A, see here! Jif (peanut butter) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    You're all wrong! Jif is lemon juice!!
    Jif is cleaner in the same way Snickers is Marathon

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