Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Freakiest gif evah

I've always been a late bloomer.
And so it is with gifs.
I've also never done the 'cat thing' on this blog.
But today's the day I do the cat thing in a gif.
Did you know you are meant to pronounce them 'jif' (like the non-scratch, household cream cleaner?)


Mr E said...

It's GIF, as in "Gif me a fucking break".

Melba said...

No it's JIF as in pass me that white creamy stuff to clean the bath.

There's even a page dedicated to it Mr E.


Anonymous said...

The question is whether "correct" pronunciation is derived from the origin of the word or its near universal use in common language.

I say "jif", because I had to come up with my own pronunciation based on written text, long before I ever heard another person say it (I assumed a soft "G"). But I think I'm the only person I've ever met that pronounces it like that, and the confusion my "correct" pronunciation causes makes me wish I'd gone the "wrong" route way back when.

Melba said...

I say hard g but apparently it's not. Not that I care, not that I'll start saying JIF unless ironically.

Do we need a smiley face here? Or a martini.