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Vote: "J" or "G."

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Nak hak
#1 - 2013-05-22 16:59:38 UTC
Gif's inventor says ignore dictionaries and say 'Jif'

Vote: "J" or "G."


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silens vesica
Corsair Cartel
#2 - 2013-05-22 17:01:43 UTC  |  Edited by: silens vesica
Yo, "G!" How's it hanging?

(Yes. I'm white and nerdy)

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Kirjava
Lothian Enterprises
#3 - 2013-05-22 17:33:14 UTC
"Giff".

Might be because of British English, but if it was pronounced as OP indicates, it would be "Jhiff" to me.

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Destination SkillQueue
Doomheim
#4 - 2013-05-22 17:38:33 UTC
If you wanted other people to pronounce your invented word with a 'J', write the damn thing with a 'J'.
Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#5 - 2013-05-22 17:45:27 UTC
jif is for peanut butter.

gif is for internet pics.
Gary Goat
BLOPSEC
#6 - 2013-05-22 18:00:20 UTC
Won't be long till they change it to cif at this rate
jason hill
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#7 - 2013-05-22 18:45:15 UTC
its a Giff..allways has been ..and always will be ..end of Attention
Socks the Fox
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2013-05-22 19:40:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Socks the Fox
I pronounce it "ping."

'Cause PNG's better, especially if your browser's smart enough to support APNG (I'm not sure the EVE browser does since it's such an outdated PoS).

Though I pronounce the obsolete format "gif" as in "gift."
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#9 - 2013-05-22 19:57:53 UTC
I will not desmerch the name of my peanut butter by calling what people link in local 'Jiffs'.

Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Eli Green
The Arrow Project
#10 - 2013-05-22 20:36:42 UTC
Go "G" or go home!

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Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#11 - 2013-05-24 05:06:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Akita T
The good news for pretty much all Romanians is that we've been accidentally pronouncing all as intended.
:P

In Romanian, there are only a few things that are pronounced differently from how it's written, and the sequences "gi"/"ge" and "ci"/"ce" are the most commonly encountered oddiies (pronounced "j-" and respectively, somewhat similar to the "c-" in "chair").
Side-note, the ones pronounced as you'd normally expect (for a (mostly) "spell as it sounds and read as it's written" language) instead of gi/ge/ci/ce are actually ghi/ghe/chi/che.

So, basically, we've been calling "gif" a "jif", and if you wanted it to be called "gif" you would have had to write it "ghif".

...

This concludes today's section of "why English spellings generally sucks but Romanian spelling is still only ok not great".
Hrothgar Nilsson
#12 - 2013-05-24 07:20:14 UTC
I've always pronounced it JIF. Never gave it any thought, and I wasn't really aware anybody pronounced it any differently.
Graygor
1kB Realty
#13 - 2013-05-24 10:50:23 UTC
I call it "Oh god not another god damn stupid cat video" file. But thats just me.

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Indahmawar Fazmarai
#14 - 2013-05-25 20:19:18 UTC
Akita T wrote:
The good news for pretty much all Romanians is that we've been accidentally pronouncing all as intended.
:P

In Romanian, there are only a few things that are pronounced differently from how it's written, and the sequences "gi"/"ge" and "ci"/"ce" are the most commonly encountered oddiies (pronounced "j-" and respectively, somewhat similar to the "c-" in "chair").
Side-note, the ones pronounced as you'd normally expect (for a (mostly) "spell as it sounds and read as it's written" language) instead of gi/ge/ci/ce are actually ghi/ghe/chi/che.

So, basically, we've been calling "gif" a "jif", and if you wanted it to be called "gif" you would have had to write it "ghif".

...

This concludes today's section of "why English spellings generally sucks but Romanian spelling is still only ok not great".


In Spanish they're JIF as for the general rule concerning ge/gi, they're pronounced the same as je/ji in Spanish.
Erika Hamasaki
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#15 - 2013-05-25 20:33:15 UTC
I'm in the G camp too... Jif is a cleaning product here...
stoicfaux
#16 - 2013-05-25 21:02:36 UTC
Giff, mother [vernacular for fornication], do you speak it?

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Aerethir El-Kharisti
#17 - 2013-05-26 19:55:36 UTC
I'll vote "Giff", because Jiff is too close to Yiff for my taste.

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Noriko Satomi
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2013-05-27 05:09:47 UTC
It's pronounced with an English "J" sound. Any other way is wrong. Most of us didn't even have to have CompuServe accounts back in the day to know how to pronounce it. Graphic Interchange Format let you download uncompressed pics quickly, hence the pronunciation.

Deal with it. Cool
Noriko Satomi
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2013-05-27 05:12:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Noriko Satomi
Destination SkillQueue wrote:
If you wanted other people to pronounce your invented word with a 'J', write the damn thing with a 'J'.

I suppose the word "genius" is pronounced with a hard "G". P

You should probably also tell all those giraffes that they stuck their necks out one time too many.

Let us now proceed to debate the pronunciation of "gyro" (the delicious food, not the shorthand for gyroscope).
Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#20 - 2013-05-27 07:49:39 UTC
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
In Spanish they're JIF as for the general rule concerning ge/gi, they're pronounced the same as je/ji in Spanish.

No huge surprise there, since both Spanish and Romanian are mostly derived from Latin Blink
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