@SirLotsaLocks
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82Y

Hard G, cuz it stands for graphic

hard G

@k_o_t
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2Y

yes

@wraptile
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32Y

Hard G. It’s funny when the creator of the gif format said it should be pronounced with j when it stands for “graphical interlaced format” — pretty clear case for G.

Though isn’t it too late for this question as gifs are dead? as in we’ve migrated to video formats. AFAIK all of the modern browsers support playing short videos on a loop these days just like gifs just more efficient and hackable/extendable.

@FreedCreative
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12Y

Agreed. It’s not Jraphical.

Although, given Facebook just paid $400 million to buy Giphy, so they’re pretty much alive and kicking thanks to social media and chat apps.

@wraptile
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31Y

most of giphy’s “gifs” are in mp4 though.

@Zevena
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21Y

Jif

Maya
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22Y

I think both ways sound unnatural spoken aloud because it’s one of those words that should only exist on a screen. like “lmao”.

@otso
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11Y

https://geometrian.com/programming/tutorials/graphicstips/gifjif/index.php I didn’t have an opinion on it until I saw this.

@andycuccaro
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11Y

As gift without a t, but I don’t mind either way.

@box0rox
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12Y

soft G.

even though it stands for hard G “graphical”?

SnowCode
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12Y

‘jif’ sounds so unnatural, I can’t use it. Also it doesn’t really matters to me.

@falx
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12Y

the wrong way, due to my native language where gi is soft g (think how an italian would read the name giovanni)

but I’m slowly correcting that

@dissonantloos
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12Y

In English, as in gift.

In my native language, as in Bach.

@ArtilectZed
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1Y

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Dessalines
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72Y

I love jiving people jifts.

@aeroplain
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1Y

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