15 comments

  • Casey BrittCasey Britt, over 5 years ago

    I think GIF sounds better. I know the creators intended it to be pronounced JIF, but I'm sticking with GIF.

    4 points
    • Dustin KirkDustin Kirk, over 5 years ago

      Agreed. While the intention is for it to sound like JIF, I refuse to bend to the will of someone who spelled it GIF.

      1 point
    • Arthur BArthur B, over 5 years ago

      I don't understand how anyone can pronounce GIF as JIF when the 'G' stands for Graphics which is also pronounced with a hard G?

      4 points
      • Casey BrittCasey Britt, over 5 years ago

        The original developers wanted to play off of the JIF peanut butter campaign "Choosy moms choose JIF!" with "Choosy developers choose GIF!" AFAIK this is the only reason its intended to be pronounced as JIF instead of GIF. Anyway, enough of this gotta get back to my Jraffics Designing.

        0 points
  • Rick KhannaRick Khanna, over 5 years ago

    Don't persecute me for my Jif. It is the one true pronunciation.

    4 points
  • Cosmin BadeaCosmin Badea, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    70% of people are WRONG.

    Underwood

    runs away

    4 points
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, over 5 years ago

    I just feel silly saying "Jiff". Like saying Josh "Hommé" instead of Josh "Hom".

    2 points
  • Caleb WintersCaleb Winters, over 5 years ago

    It's Graphical interchange format, not Jraphical interchange format.

    2 points
  • Tom NorrisTom Norris, over 5 years ago

    The great thing is, the language community at large has the final say on a word's pronunciation and no individual can change that. But if you were to ask me, it's definitely a hard G.

    1 point
  • Tucker SpoffordTucker Spofford, over 5 years ago

    It stands for Graphics Interface Format... Graphics has a hard G.

    0 points
  • Kip HolcombKip Holcomb, over 5 years ago

    I'm going to jive some great jifts to my friends this holiday season.

    0 points
  • Benjamin MouchBenjamin Mouch, over 5 years ago

    There was a medium article in the last year that posited that GIF is the culture while JIF is file format, that I feel resonated really well with me.

    0 points
  • M. AppelmanM. Appelman, over 5 years ago

    Guilty by ethnicity!

    0 points