But you forget! The "G" stands for "graphics", which makes it a hard G! Also, JPEG is pronounced "jayfeg" since the "P" stands for "photographic" and scuba is pronounced with a soft U, since the "U" stands for "underwater".
Someone cut out .
I learned back in the '90's how it was pronounced by reading an interview with the guy who invented it, who said it was pronounced like the peanut butter.
So many people have argued with me about it that I have given up. Pronounce it however you like. But don't try to tell me that all words that start in "g" have a hard "g" sound. It's not a good argument.
For instance: Gerald lived in Georgia and had a giant giraffe named George, and also a gem of a gerbil named Ginger.
Edit: Heck, the letter G itself is pronounced with a soft G. Gee, how about that.
TBBT is filmed with a live audience.
The very fact that you can write "is it gif or jif" should tell you exactly how it's pronounced.
There are some facts that are not not accepted here on Reddit, This is one of those facts.
Let me tell that to my pet jiraffe named Jerald.
You have a really good arguement... damnit, but as someone who still firmly believes it should be pronounced with the hard "G," I have to say my only defense is: it looks like it should be pronounced with the hard "G."
Source: I'm a linguist
"What makes a good man go neutral? Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?"
actors pause or ad-lib(if they are really good) when a live audience laughs as well. including plays.
Just piss everyone off and call it a "dot gjif" (guh jif)
The weird part is, the actors freeze like that during laugh tracks too. Can't be unseen. It's all I watch now on sitcoms is the freeze frames during laugh tracks.
Because we all know every word, especially in English, is pronounced exactly as it looks.
This is a case of saying it wrong and sounding normal, or be right and sounding pretentious. One of the little choices we have to make in life.
Ha, finally someone who gets that the words in an acronym have nothing to do with how the acronym should be pronounced. It's a totally new and different word.
Well then their is highly underrated.
Seriously, if you hate the show, that's fine. But hate it for a good reason. Pretending that there is no live audience or that they are not laughing during taping causing the actors to pause is fucking stupid. They have an audience, they are real people, and they are actually laughing. If you think that detracts from the show or fools people in to laughing at unfunny jokes, that's a different argument. This "LOL, Big Bang Theory uses a laugh track! What losers!" Reddit circle jerk is fucking annoying.
Yes, it was a jiant zylophone.
My argument still stands that regardless of what the creator says, there was already a file format called JIF (JPEG Interchange Format).
Just like wheel of fortuners are instructed when to clap and cheer, and Stephen Colbert's comedy show audiences are instructed when to laugh, and every show ever with a live audience. The show fucking sucks but can we stop pretending it's because of the audience.
Again with this? There is no such rule for acronyms. Otherwise, Scuba should be pronounced with a short U, JPEG becomes "Jay Feg," OSHA becomes "Oss Hah," Etc. Great, now I'm lecturing people who use TBBT as an argument.
Giraffe, ginger, gist, ginseng, gin, giblet, gipsy (yes, it's a valid spelling), giro, gibberish, gibe