How do you pronounce GIF?

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Speaking Computer terms in the real outside world? I never had the problem.

Also whats wrong with how ED speaks GUI?
It is a problem when you're a nerd though, I think I'll just say 'Graphical Interface File', that makes me sound smart!

Noting is wrong with how ED says GUI because I know what he means when he says it and I'd never correct him, there would be no point. It just cracks me up, I smile every time I replay it in my head.
 

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It is a problem when you're a nerd though, I think I'll just say 'Graphical Interface File', that makes me sound smart!
The amusing thing is, Trashy actually made a slight mistake there. My recollection concurs with wikipedia, who reckon it actually stood for Graphics Interchange Format. If a GIF file is a graphical interface file file, then that would be tautological.
Noting is wrong with how ED says GUI because I know what he means when he says it and I'd never correct him, there would be no point. It just cracks me up, I smile every time I replay it in my head.
I say it to sound like 'gooey', so I guess I never noticed how ED says it. Does he say it in a recent news video or something?

Edit: And that GIF gives the same definition of GIF too!
 

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The amusing thing is, Trashy actually made a slight mistake there. My recollection concurs with wikipedia, who reckon it actually stood for Graphics Interchange Format. If a GIF file is a graphical interface file file, then that would be tautological.

I say it to sound like 'gooey', so I guess I never noticed how ED says it. Does he say it in a recent news video or something?
'Graphics Interchange Format' sounds even smarter!

Yeah, ED says GUI as 'GUY', he said it in one of the videos when he was showing off the GUI on the Pyra. I say 'gooey' also and say G U I sometimes. Or if I know the person isn't a nerd and would understand me I say 'Graphical User Interface' or if they're dumb as dirt I just say 'the screen' or 'desktop'.
 

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I tend to call things UIs these days. Who wouldn't expect a modern UI to be graphical? I suspect I'd only really use it to distinguish between a GUI and a text mode UI for something like an IRC client or something, but at the same time I think if I was actually trying to make that distinction I'd say Graphical UI to make it clearer for that specific distinction.

I say UI by pronouncing the initials though. To say 'ewey' or something would make it sound like a jeep or other piece of small military hardware from the Korean war.
 

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1) I think it's telling that when people discuss how it's said, even when they say they pronounce it with a soft 'g', they'll say "I pronounce it JIF, not GIF", which fully acknowledges that GIF *should* be pronounced differently from JIF, ostensibly with a hard 'g'.
2) Creators are frequently wrong about their own creation. Microsoft didn't create Internet Explorer to just be a way to download Firefox; the creator of the toilet paper roll explicitly said that it rolls towards the wall, not away from. What the creator of the format says is The Way of pronouncing it is meaningless.
3) I've never jiven a jift to my jirlfriend.
4) Gif is an old English word (meaning 'if') that's pronounce 'yif', with a 'y' sound, so everybody's wrong.
5) Even if in the very beginning it was agreed that it was pronounced with a soft G, language evolution continues to be a thing and the spelling, usage, and pronunciation of words WILL inevitably change over time, and getting mad that the majority of people have decided to pronounce it differently from how you intended it to be pronounced is just tilting at windmills.
 

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i used to say jif, then lots of people around me said hard-g gif, so i sometimes do that now (but it sounds weird, like something that's gimped). i think the official pronunciation should be both. using the abbreviated words to enforce phonetics doesn't make sense, as the whole point of pronouncing an abbreviation is that you don't have to think about the underlying words. (a hypothetical SERAPH abbreviation wouldn't be pronounced like se-RAP-huh if the P stood for paper.)

the problem with English is that "g" is not unambiguous. gym, giraffe, gin, sound like they start with a "j", and the letter "g" also sounds like it starts with a j. for those words, i would have preferred they put a "j" in there instead of a g, and even changed how you say "g".

we probably should pronounce it like the Dutch pronounce g's, just to everyone mad.
 

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from 00:43

In another movie scene from 'chupke chupke', where dharmendra asks if "do" is pronounced like "du", "to" is "tu", then why "go" is not "gu"

"gu" as pronounced actually mean "shit" in hindi.
 
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Is your jirlfriend named Gane, Gessica, or Guliet, by any chance?
 
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