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subego May 22, 2013 02:19 PM
Obama Gets It Right
 
lpkmckenna May 22, 2013 02:49 PM
heh heh heh
 
andi*pandi May 23, 2013 10:05 AM
jif is peanut butter!
 
subego May 23, 2013 05:32 PM
 
finboy May 24, 2013 09:17 AM
I guess the guy who created it would know.

Quote
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.
 
OAW May 24, 2013 10:36 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by finboy (Post 4232068)
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. :thumbsup:

OAW
 
The Final Dakar May 24, 2013 10:40 AM
Jraphics Interchange Format
 
andi*pandi 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.
 
subego 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.
 
subego 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.
 
subego May 24, 2013 03:31 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by finboy (Post 4232068)
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.
 
lpkmckenna May 24, 2013 04:49 PM
I've always used hard g, and have never heard anyone use a soft g.
 
subego May 24, 2013 05:16 PM
I think it's odd there are people who haven't heard both.
 
turtle777 May 24, 2013 10:36 PM
All bullshit.

It's pronounced "hif".

Just as Jose.

-t
 
andi*pandi May 25, 2013 03:31 PM
:lol: :thumbsup:
 
andi*pandi May 27, 2013 10:51 PM
 
FireWire May 28, 2013 01:49 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by lpkmckenna (Post 4232160)
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.
 
Uncle Skeleton May 28, 2013 11:50 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by FireWire (Post 4232416)
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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