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Poll: (G)IF or (J)IF What side are you on (596 votes)

(G)IF 89%
(J)IF 11%

Due to recent conversation on Unprofessional Friday's and I believe the Bombcast, what side do you fall on Giant Bomb Community? Do you pronounce the term GIF with a G or J. I'm not asking what you think is correct, I'm asking you your preference.

I'm a firm believer that it's pronounced with a hard G. No judgement here though.

I noticed another thread here bringing up the matter, but I thought I'd make a poll to see the majority opinion on the subject.

#51 Posted by Trilogy (2655 posts) -

All you peanut butter mother fuckers can go fly a kite.

#52 Edited by AlexanderSheen (5009 posts) -

#TeamGIF

#53 Posted by ThomasG666 (154 posts) -

Jif camp.

#54 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3337 posts) -

@gaspower: Lol, oh yeah - damn. Totally forget about tasty, tasty jif.

#55 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

Graphics Interchange Format. Not Jraphics Interchange Format.

GIF, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.

#56 Posted by Sergio (2131 posts) -

It doesn't bother me if people pronounce it a certain way, I can just move on knowing they're wrong, but it is very stupid to make the excuse that "graphics" has a hard-g sound, so the 'G' in the acronym "GIF" should make the same sound. There are a lot of acronyms where we don't pronounce the letters with the same sound as the originating words. The one I tend to point out is laser, which originated as an acronym. We don't pronounce the 'a' and 's' the same as the words they stood for, 'e' depends on how you pronounce "emission."

#57 Edited by GaspoweR (3050 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@gaspower said:

@wrecks said:

I don't give a shit what the creator calls it, it is in the public domain, the public decided. It is not peanut butter. GRAPHIC Motherfucker!

THIS EXACTLY!!! JIF IS PEANUT BUTTER BITCHES!!!!

Peanutbutterbitches.com is my messy-fetish pornsite of choice.

Or VIDEOS OF FEMALE DOGS COVERED IN PEANUT BUTTER.

#58 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

Jif for me. Ya'll are weird.

#59 Posted by xyzygy (9997 posts) -

Jif sounds stupid. GIF all the way.

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#60 Edited by Patman99 (1585 posts) -

Brothers, Sisters, must we fight? I dream of a world where the sons and daughters of JIF may live peacefully with the disciples of GIF. Perhaps my dream is just that.... only a dream.......

#61 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

hard g, always.

#62 Edited by Winternet (8019 posts) -

I did't know that this issue was widely debated. Even the White House made its statement. Gif with a hard G. You Americans are silly.

#63 Edited by GaspoweR (3050 posts) -

If the G in GIF stands for Graphics then why the hell would it sound like JIF ?

I don't give a phuck that the guy who created it says it sounds like JIF (Peanut Butter).

Always said it that way and always will.

Right? If the G stood for "GIRAFFE" then I'll submit to calling it "(J)IF.

#64 Posted by Warchief (657 posts) -

its gif and will smith is wrong.

#65 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

GIIIIIFFFF

#66 Posted by rebgav (1429 posts) -

@gaspower said:

@rebgav said:

@gaspower said:

@wrecks said:

I don't give a shit what the creator calls it, it is in the public domain, the public decided. It is not peanut butter. GRAPHIC Motherfucker!

THIS EXACTLY!!! JIF IS PEANUT BUTTER BITCHES!!!!

Peanutbutterbitches.com is my messy-fetish pornsite of choice.

Or VIDEOS OF FEMALE DOGS COVERED IN PEANUT BUTTER.

What do you mean, "or?"

#67 Posted by Zelyre (1201 posts) -

I'm cool with people calling a GIF a JIF if they're cool with the GUI being called a Joo-wie.

#68 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4816 posts) -

@little_socrates said:

Graphics Interchange Format.

GIF.

And I won't get it confused with peanut butter.

Came here to make the same goddamn point.

#69 Posted by GaspoweR (3050 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@gaspower said:

@rebgav said:

@gaspower said:

@wrecks said:

I don't give a shit what the creator calls it, it is in the public domain, the public decided. It is not peanut butter. GRAPHIC Motherfucker!

THIS EXACTLY!!! JIF IS PEANUT BUTTER BITCHES!!!!

Peanutbutterbitches.com is my messy-fetish pornsite of choice.

Or VIDEOS OF FEMALE DOGS COVERED IN PEANUT BUTTER.

What do you mean, "or?"

Or it could be a site about VIDEOS OF FEMALE DOGS COVERED IN PEANUT BUTTER.

P.S. I know, it's the wrong grammar but let's just roll with it. :D

#70 Posted by TyCobb (1972 posts) -

G can have a J sound....

Jeff, Geoff. That is all.

#71 Posted by myketuna (1703 posts) -

@tycobb said:

G can have a J sound....

Jeff, Geoff. That is all.

It can. But no one likes that "Geoff" business. Just ask Jeff.

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#72 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11039 posts) -

I say gif with the G because of Barry Gibb.

Also, gibs.

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#74 Edited by Sergio (2131 posts) -
@zelyre said:

I'm cool with people calling a GIF a JIF if they're cool with the GUI being called a Joo-wie.

Why would I call "a GIF a JIF" when "GIF" with a soft-g is still "GIF" and not "JIF."

#75 Posted by Flacracker (1674 posts) -

Hard G for gibs and soft G for gif.

#76 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3052 posts) -

G.

#77 Posted by Inkerman (1451 posts) -

'Gyfe' is the only correct way.

#78 Posted by Tireyo (6413 posts) -

Gif, because I don't want to get a whiff of Jif, though it can be tasty!

#79 Edited by dudeglove (7862 posts) -

Ain't nothing but a g-thang, baby.

#80 Edited by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

Peter Pan.

#81 Posted by MiniPato (2741 posts) -

If you have to spell it "JIF" to signify the soft g and spell it "GIF" to signify the hard g, then it's pronounced "GIF."

#82 Edited by TruthTellah (9122 posts) -

It's Adam and GIF, not Adam and JIF!

#83 Posted by Fattony12000 (7424 posts) -

That's not how acronyms work.

#84 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5519 posts) -

Mispronouncing your own Acronym is simply incompetence on the creator's part. There's absolutely no reason why GIF(Graphics Interchange Format) should be pronounced JIF. If the word Graphics were pronounced with a J sound (Juh-ra-fics) and not a hard G sound (Guh-ra-fics) then there would be precedence for the incorrect pronunciation.

I submit though. While I'll continue to pronounce it (G)IF, I will respect those of you who continue to pronounce it (J)IF. Why? Because you stand for something, and that's admirable damnit!

You're still wrong though.

#85 Posted by Superkenon (1436 posts) -

Han shot first.

#86 Edited by Reisz (1498 posts) -

will someone just invent a "dot jay eye eff" file format already and end all this suffering!

#87 Posted by BombcastGoldthwait (250 posts) -

If you say "jif", you're a gerk off.

#88 Posted by existentialspork (11 posts) -

You don't get jifts on your birthday.

#89 Posted by Nightriff (5085 posts) -

Gif, I'm not a fucking idiot...most of the time

#90 Edited by gkhan (440 posts) -

@herk said:

I'm from Sweden so GIF is the obvious choice coming from my language

What the hell are you talking about? Tell me how you pronounce the G in this (somewhat comprehensive) list of natively swedish words beginning with "gi-":

gick, gift, giftermål, gikt, gilla, gille, gillra, giltig, gipa, gips, gir, girig, giro, gissa, gissel, gisslan, giva, givakt

Every single one pronounced with a soft G. There are virtually no natively Swedish words beginning with "gi-" pronounced with a hard G. The exceptions are things like "gibbonapa" and "gigawatt" (though plenty of Swedes pronounce that with a soft G as well) which are obvious loan-words.

@beachthunder said:

JIF - as in Jraphics Interchange Format.

The way you pronounce an acronym has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with how the words the spelled out are pronounced. Take "laser" for instance, which is an acronym form "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation". It's pronounced roughly like /leɪzər/ written phonetically. You'll notice that the "a" is pronounced /eɪ/ ("EY", roughly), which is a diphthong composed of the vowel in "bed" and the vowel in "hit" (diphthong refers to when two vowels are next to each other in the same syllable, like in "proud", for instance). Contrast that with the "a" in "Amplification", which is the single vowel /æ/ (the same vowel as in "hat"), which is an entirely different sound from /eɪ/

In other words, unless you pronounce "laser" as "LASS-er", the argument "It's GIF because of Graphics" carry no weight at all.

Y'all got schooled, bitches.

#91 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1977 posts) -

Both are correct, SO SUCK IT!

#92 Edited by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

I have always said jif. Must be how I heard it first.

#93 Edited by Prestige (100 posts) -

Actually, it's pronounced "ket shee."

#94 Posted by donfonzie (206 posts) -

Team JIF.

#96 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

GIF. I don't care what the creator says. JIF just sounds stupid.

#97 Posted by Nev (548 posts) -

I've always kind of used both back and forth, I suppose. If I had to pick, I'd go with the hard-G, just because peanut butter.

#98 Posted by Palmlykta (226 posts) -

jif just sounds too stupid to exist.

I CONCUR.

#99 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

Graphics Interchange Format. Not Jraphics Interchange Format.

GIF, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.

That's not how acronyms work.

#100 Posted by posh (488 posts) -

the english language doesn't really have pronunciation rules so it doesn't matter. i say jif though, like gin.