‘Gif’ vs. ‘Jif’? The Argument Finally Ends


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Can you tell I like cats?

How do you pronounce .GIF?

The pronunciation of this popular file format has been debated intensely over the years. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary accepts both. Personally, I pronounce it like “Jif”, but I could see how people could view it as “Gif”.


This is seriously my favourite .GIF ever. That reaction is priceless.

Well the argument is over now. According to the New York Times, the creator of the .GIF, Mr. Steve Wilhite, gets the final say on this matter.

“The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Mr. Wilhite said. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”


And I guess we have our answer! People who say “jif” rejoice.


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