Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by BIV, May 22, 2013.
Fuck that. There is literally one word in the English language that starts with a Gi and has a soft G sound (Giraffe). And the other ones like Giant are a "jai" sound, not a "jee" sound. On top of that, the G stands for "graphics." Sorry, I don't care if he invented it, logic dictates that it is GIF, not JIF.
I guess I've been pronouncing gin wrong all these years, if you get my gist...
It's a distortion of the Dutch word for Juniper (jenever).
JIF is a peanutbutter.
I know this is a foreign foodstuff: giblet gravy.
Let alone, Gem, Gerbil, geography, geometry, giant
I said Gi. Gem, Gerbil, geography, geometry don't apply and I already wrote that giant is a different SOUND (jai, not jee). Jeez. Read what I posted.
Then I blame the Dutch Gews.
Yeah....I missed it.
What about Geoffrey the Giraffe from Toys R Us? (Honestly, I hate people who name their kids that way.)
Choosy developers choose GIF.
So much snarling and barking. Tsk tsk.
Geoffrey is also ge... Hello? And yes, Giraffe is one of the rare instances of a soft Gi.
I've never heard anyone pronounce it with a soft g.
That's just silly.
You do know that EVERY English word is variation of some other languages word, don't you?
If the good lord wanted .gif to be pronounced .jif, he would have spelt it that way.
Yes, but unlike, say, restaurant, which is directly lifted from French, Gin is a word that just got distorted over time. You'd have an easier time arguing for Ginger, which comes from old English, but there are so many words in English that no rule is absolute. But if you have maybe 3 words in the entire language that start like that, I'd say that qualifies as a rule. I before E except after C? What about Weird?
They're not really rules.
More like guidelines.
Hard G 4 life
Wilhite is a cunt. Does he enjoy Christmas because he gets all those nice jifts?
Typical gizz swallower.
Does it really matter? GIF is one of those words/terms you pretty much only use in your own head. I doubt I've ever vocalized it in my life.
I've always gone with the soft g pronunciation, and I'm not changing now.
Giggaboo or Jiggaboo ?
1700 words invented by William Shakespeare beg to differ with you
Choosey moms choose Jif.