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Uncle Pete

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« on: February 25, 2020, 21:25 »
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Both GIF and the peanut butter are pronounced "Jif."

Why didn't I think of this Subject before? :)


« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 00:58 »
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Both GIF and the peanut butter are pronounced "Jif."

Why didn't I think of this Subject before? :)


I never pronounced that way. It would start with a j if it were supposed to sound like jif. 😀

« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 02:23 »
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Both GIF and the peanut butter are pronounced "Jif."

Why didn't I think of this Subject before? :)

Geoffrey starts with a G  but we don't say gefry !!  ;-)

What peanut butter  ??? 

« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 03:15 »
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Both GIF and the peanut butter are pronounced "Jif."

Why didn't I think of this Subject before? :)

Both "JIF" and "GIF" (g sound as in graphics) are correct. I would use the latter.

« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 03:18 »
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Both GIF and the peanut butter are pronounced "Jif."

Why didn't I think of this Subject before? :)

Geoffrey starts with a G  but we don't say gefry !!  ;-)

What peanut butter  ???

How about gift, get, giggle, gimmick, girl, gig?
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 03:26 by increasingdifficulty »

« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 04:43 »
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Both GIF and the peanut butter are pronounced "Jif."

Why didn't I think of this Subject before? :)

Correction https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2020/2/25/21147389/jif-peanut-butter-giphy-settle-gif-pronunciation-debate they are not the same. But the creator of GIF says they are. Now I don't know.

« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 04:49 »
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I always figured that as it stands for Graphic Interface Format it was a hard G from Graphic.

« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2020, 06:26 »
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Nope its a lower case g or soft g

so guh if  ;D


« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2020, 07:30 »
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Nope its a lower case g or soft g

so guh if  ;D

Thats what I meant - doh!

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2020, 10:54 »
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I always figured that as it stands for Graphic Interface Format it was a hard G from Graphic.

It seems that the GIF originator and Jif peanut butter people, don't actually agree. I'd have to read the correction and the story again. Oh wait, yes they do. Sure is confusing.

" in the eyes of the creator of the GIF, Steve Wilhite. He declared in 2013 that the acronym GIF should be pronounced Jif."

To be honest I've pronounced them both the same, and I don't eat peanut butter, so no bias.  ;)



« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2020, 20:12 »
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For sure, microstockgroup.com isn't a perfect place to share my equestrian hobby, but I have to start somewhere, so I thought that this category will be ok.
 
 

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2020, 06:55 »
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For sure, microstockgroup.com isn't a perfect place to share my equestrian hobby, but I have to start somewhere, so I thought that this category will be ok.

If you take photos of equestrian subjects and upload to stock, you are in the right place?  ;D

« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2020, 12:31 »
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Both GIF and the peanut butter are pronounced "Jif."

Why didn't I think of this Subject before? :)

I've always said "Jif" however I was recently educated on the fact that GIF is an acronym for Graphics Interchange Format.

Unless we are pronouncing "Graphics" wrong and it's supposed to be "Jraphics" I think the intent for GIF is a hard G.

Now I'm craving peanut butter.

-Mat

« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2020, 15:39 »
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There is general rule for this, (note how you just said jeneral not "G"eneral.

Usually, a c or g sound is hard or soft depending on the vowel that follows it. Here's the general rule: When c or g meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard. When c or g meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft.

k_t_g

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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2020, 22:52 »
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Do I detect a bit of cabin fever here?  ;D

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2020, 09:11 »
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Do I detect a bit of cabin fever here?  ;D

Well at least it's not name calling or arguing about reviews and sales?  ;D

Actually the way I read it, the guy who designed the graphic interchange and the peanut butter people, actually agree? It's the same.

Anyone want to apply the rules to Gigabyte? Jig a bite I saw Back to the Future, who can doubt Doc Brown?

By the way, I've pronounced GIFs with the hard G myself.

Steve Wilhite created the Graphics Interchange Format: "It's pronounced JIF, not GIF." From the man himself? Who's going to tell him that he's wrong?


« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2020, 09:37 »
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Do I detect a bit of cabin fever here?  ;D

Well at least it's not name calling or arguing about reviews and sales?  ;D

Actually the way I read it, the guy who designed the graphic interchange and the peanut butter people, actually agree? It's the same.

Anyone want to apply the rules to Gigabyte? Jig a bite I saw Back to the Future, who can doubt Doc Brown?

By the way, I've pronounced GIFs with the hard G myself.

Steve Wilhite created the Graphics Interchange Format: "It's pronounced JIF, not GIF." From the man himself? Who's going to tell him that he's wrong?

Interesting in the early days I would hear people say Jigabyte. These rules have many exceptions but help explain why you hear Jif

« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2020, 13:26 »
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Gerrymander is another interesting one, as the original politician it was named for had a hard G - but most people say "jerrymander".

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2020, 15:30 »
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Gerrymander is another interesting one, as the original politician it was named for had a hard G - but most people say "jerrymander".

Now I learned two new things today: "The origin of the term gerrymander dates back to the early 1800s in Massachusetts. The word is a combination of the words Gerry, for the state's governor, Elbridge Gerry, and salamander, as a particular electoral district was jokingly said to be shaped like a lizard."

Thanks

« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2020, 17:36 »
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2020, 07:56 »
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Yes, it is pronounced "j"iff, although some people like to be different and say "g"iff with a soft g.

& haha, I thought "everyone" knew gif meant graphics interchange format, I probably learned that about 25 years ago when gifs started first becoming popular in Netscape - and the fact you could animate an image was "magic".


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2020, 11:26 »
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Yes, it is pronounced "j"iff, although some people like to be different and say "g"iff with a soft g.

& haha, I thought "everyone" knew gif meant graphics interchange format, I probably learned that about 25 years ago when gifs started first becoming popular in Netscape - and the fact you could animate an image was "magic".

Or Twain compliant is another good one: Technology with an interesting name. No kidding, someone created that protocol and has a sense of humor.

(or liked Samuel Clements? Or thought that something that linked between TWO devices or Twain, would have a cute name?)


 

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