More People Pronounce "Gif" with Hard "G" Sound


Despite what the creators of the media form have said, 70% of people pronounce GIF as “GHIF” with a hard “G” sound instead of a “J” sound.

Mashable released the results of their 30,000 person survey about commonly mispronounced tech words and found overwhelming majorities with each.

GIF, which stands for Graphics Interchange Format, has been a heated pronunciation debate since 1987. Steve Wilhite, who worked at CompuServe at his creation of the format, put out the “official” pronunciation as “JIF” when receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Webby Awards.


Source: Mashable

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