"The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story. "
Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, chiming in on the pronunciation of the word. (As everyone knows, choosy memes choose “jif.”) Wilhite, a former CompuServe employee, created the format in 1987 and is to receive an award for his creation tonight. (via shortformblog)
I say it with a hard ‘G’ because 20 years ago when I started messing with GIFs there was no one to tell me how to pronounce it correctly. I chose the most logical pronunciation and went with it. When you get used to saying something a certain way for 20 years… that’s pretty much how you are going to say it no matter how incorrect someone tells you it is.
It’s like someone trying to tell you “Sun” is actually pronounced wombatnards. It’s going to take an awful lot of effort to train your brain to say “I got a really bad wombatnardsburn today. I should have used more wombatnardsblock.”
Hard G 4 life #YOLO
LETTER TO FUTURE ME
I ASSUME THAT THEY HAVE INVENTED TIME TRAVEL BY NOW AND I AM WONDERING WHY THE FUCK YOU HAVE NOT YET RETURNED TO MY HOUSE IN 2013 WITH THE DVD BOXSET OF SERIES 3 OF SHERLOCK. STOP HOLDING OUT ON ME, FUCKFACE. I EXPECT BETTER OF YOU.
Maybe it hasnt come out yet
Maybe it hasn’t come out yet
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Have your co-stars treated you differently since you’ve won an oscar?
Well, the prototype 3-D pizza printer won’t actually feed the colonists — nice idea though — but the technique to print food has attracted a $125,000 NASA grant for a mechanical engineer to further develop his idea. Could it feed astronauts and the future Earth? Possibly.
Wait. Are you guys saying that you’re trying to make a food replicator? All my dreams are about to come true