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May 23, 2013, 10:05 AM
 
jif is peanut butter!
     
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May 24, 2013, 09:17 AM
 
I guess the guy who created it would know.

The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Mr. Wilhite said. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.
Maybe that can get put to bed once and for all. FWIW, having been around since the dawn of time, I've NEVER heard anyone use a hard G in practice. Not even once. This seems to be a manufactured controversy.

The White House thing just confirms what I already knew: there's a buncha morons running that place these days.
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May 24, 2013, 10:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by finboy View Post
Maybe that can get put to bed once and for all. FWIW, having been around since the dawn of time, I've NEVER heard anyone use a hard G in practice. Not even once. This seems to be a manufactured controversy.
^^^ This.

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May 24, 2013, 10:53 AM
 
^this.

I was aware of what the creator intended... but hard g sounds better. I hear lots of people say it that way.
     
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May 24, 2013, 02:54 PM
 
Is NATO pronounced natto? I think it's acceptable to change the pronunciation in an acronym.

That said, the hard G is better and the soft G is stupid.
     
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May 24, 2013, 03:17 PM
 
The drawn quote marks above Obama's name make me think he's got 99 problems but a jif ain't one.
     
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May 24, 2013, 03:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by finboy View Post
Maybe that can get put to bed once and for all. FWIW, having been around since the dawn of time, I've NEVER heard anyone use a hard G in practice. Not even once. This seems to be a manufactured controversy.
Pssst... It's satire.
     
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May 24, 2013, 04:49 PM
 
I've always used hard g, and have never heard anyone use a soft g.
     
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May 24, 2013, 05:16 PM
 
I think it's odd there are people who haven't heard both.
     
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May 24, 2013, 10:36 PM
 
All bullshit.

It's pronounced "hif".

Just as Jose.

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May 28, 2013, 01:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
I've always used hard g, and have never heard anyone use a soft g.
Same here! Of course I heard many travesties among technology/programs names in the '90, including the infamous disk-jockey MC Afee (McAfee) and the popular chat program "Mirk" (mIRC). However, I must confess to saying P-N-G instead of "ping". I still think I'm right because that's the way you pronounce an acroynym, even if the creator insists you call it otherwise.
     
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May 28, 2013, 11:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by FireWire View Post
Same here! Of course I heard many travesties among technology/programs names in the '90, including the infamous disk-jockey MC Afee (McAfee) and the popular chat program "Mirk" (mIRC). However, I must confess to saying P-N-G instead of "ping". I still think I'm right because that's the way you pronounce an acroynym, even if the creator insists you call it otherwise.
Let's see, you always use hard g "gif,' and you spell out acronyms. You pronounce "gif" "ghee eye eff?"
     
   
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