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

https://donmatthewspoetry.com/2020/05/17/me-mate-skip/


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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