GIF (Graphic Interchange Format)

This little mini-loop
I’ve always said as ‘gif’
But from the horses mouth now
I should be saying ‘jif’

like my friends the jiraffes

Straight from the kangaroo’s mouth….

For those who haven’t met Skip my drinking buddy, the link

Steve Wilhite’s name comes up frequently in debate over the pronunciation of the GIF acronym.[4] “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Wilhite said. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.

Don Matthews
January 2021

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

One thought on “GIF (Graphic Interchange Format)

  1. Ok, try arguing with the entire world about the ‘correctness’ of a pronunciation…good luck Steve! You raise an interesting point about the meaning of the word ‘correct’ in a linguistic sense. There is no true ‘correct,’ only consensus.


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