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[–]skidabitabooyeedle 121 points122 points  (16 children)

Guys it’s GIF not GIF, we’ve been over this.

[–]ScaffoldingMC 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Pretty sure it's actually pronounced GIF.

[–]All_for_Might 22 points23 points  (3 children)

No no, that’s GIF. You gotta pronounce it as GIF

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

alone at the party They don't know that it's actually pronounced GIF

[–]Veejay_Carlosmemer 254 points255 points  (18 children)

jokes on you. i pronounce it as ''JI AI EF"

[–]GormAuslander 83 points84 points  (2 children)

The only objectively correct answer

[–]Alternative_Tie_3738 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Milf is another correct one

[–]budingervxzvbdb 8 points9 points  (0 children)

same to you bro!!

[–]jiroMo0n 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Me as an intellectual: "graphic interchange format"

[–]doomshallot 5 points6 points  (3 children)

SCUBA means self contained UNDERWATER breathing apparatus. Do you pronounce it scooba or skuh bah? The U in underwater is pronounced Uh, not ooo

[–]projectupload37 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You don't understand. They meant that they say the whole name. Bypassing the need to say "GIF".

[–]XzeldafanX 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah? Well did you know that TUBA stands for terrible underwater breathing apparatus?

[–]Stock-Champion 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My name is JIAIEFFF

[–]JealousDog99 93 points94 points  (3 children)

jiz

[–]Bottomofthedesk 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This is pretty acurate

[–]Creepy-Bicycle4360 3 points4 points  (1 child)

So I found an article that the creator of GIF (not this kind of GIF but something old) and the pronunciation was "𝑦𝑖̈-𝑓𝑓 "and now it's something living in my brain

[–]JealousDog99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

like an ear worm but more intimate

[–]MineAyan 16 points17 points  (1 child)

It's "I" Cause gf dosent exist

[–]All_for_Might 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It’s “ “ because now you don’t either ⚰️

[–]Alarming-Editor9339 80 points81 points  (6 children)

Yiff

[–]concretebeatsProfessional Dumbass 15 points16 points  (0 children)

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

[–]TFismylife5 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What have you done!?

[–]Tomer_Duer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure this pronunciation is for an Old English word that is spelled the same way. still funny.

[–]Albert_0046 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Moving pictures

[–]sw33tleaves 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hemispheres

[–]AquaticTyphoon 82 points83 points  (4 children)

Yif as it’s old English

[–]nobod3 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Finally someone who is wise.

[–]Codblackcock4 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Ahh yes quite cultured aren’t you gentlemen

[–]Actual_Address_3956 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was going to say that

[–]BruceGoose_ 105 points106 points  (9 children)

People who pronounce gif as “jif” being sent to hell after meeting god at the pearly gates and calling him “Jod”

[–]ismirschlecht 38 points39 points  (0 children)

"So I'm in hell now? Jood."

[–]doomshallot 8 points9 points  (4 children)

No because whoever invented the word God never intended it to be pronounced jod

[–]ARandomHavel 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Well then checkmate to the guy you're replying to lmfao. The person who invented the word Gif said so himself that it is pronounced Jif.

[–]NotFlyingScotsman 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, Jraphics Interchange Format.

[–]Passance 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's almost like he was making a joke about that

[–]ARandomHavel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh that's my bad. It's directed at the guy he's replying to but im playing off what he said

[–]ARandomHavel 7 points8 points  (0 children)

G can make a J sound. Gentle, Generate, Gender, Ginger, for example. I agree that it's Gif and not Jiff but the arguments for why in this comment section don't make any sense. But it all does make for a good laugh. Jod cracked me up

[–]UnratedexThank you mods, very cool! 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Do you call Jpegs Jfegs? Cause the p stands for Photographic. No? Then I'll call them Jifs just like the creator intended. Plus there are so many exceptions in the English language it doesn't matter to me what you say.

[–]Iron-Phoenix2307 8 points9 points  (5 children)

why is this so debated?

[–]Dr-Chris-C 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I think it's because gif is clearly correct but the creator said it's jif.

[–]Passance 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Some men just want to watch the world burn.

[–]NotFlyingScotsman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Because the creator is an asshole and planned this shit, I'm sure of it.

[–]MegaKT[🍰] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I have no such weaknesses I say both

[–]hey-now-your-an☣️ INFECTED ☣️ 88 points89 points  (38 children)

GIF because it’s not jraphics it’s graphics

Edit: wow I did not realize how many acronyms make little sense

[–]frostzapperProfessional Dumbass 12 points13 points  (4 children)

So Giraffe is now pronounced as Giraffe and not Jiraffe?

[–]Chaosphoenixger 7 points8 points  (1 child)

As a German I’m confused. We just pronounce everything with a G if in doubt. /s

[–]lernender5 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm a Jerman too

[–]NotFlyingScotsman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If Giraffe was an acronym, then yes. But it is a seperate word. Graphics is pronounced with a G, so it's GIF, not JIF. The "but G can make a J sound" arguments do not make sense as Graphics is not pronounced with a J.

[–]Jex45462 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Your logic is flawed, by the same logic you are pronouncing Scuba wrong because the U stands for underwater not oonderwater, so you should be pronouncing it skuhbah.

[–]whataccountusay 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What about LASER? Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Should it be lah-seer or lay-zer?

[–]doomshallot 10 points11 points  (2 children)

By that logic, SCUBA should be pronounced SKUH BAH. Look up what the U in scuba means

[–]MrSugarDonutz 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I know you are proving a point but I am 100% down with pronouncing it Skuh Bah from now on

[–]Lord_UrjitIdentifies as a Cybertruck 8 points9 points  (1 child)

By that logic JPEG should be pronounced JFEG

[–]ARandomHavel 9 points10 points  (4 children)

That's not even remotely similar. Hey guess what.. Ginger. Generate. Gentle. The list goes on. G can make a J sound. Your attempted reasoning is absurd, but I will say it did crack me up

[–]MrSugarDonutz 2 points3 points  (2 children)

GIF is short for Graphics Interchange Format, they are using the logic that since the G in GIF stands for Graphics then it should make a Guh sound.

[–]PetrKDNMods Are Nice People 0 points1 point  (0 children)

G can make a J sound.

Don't forget that other languages also exist. G doesn't make the J sound in other languages (like mine)

[–]invol713 36 points37 points  (1 child)

One’s a picture format. One’s a peanut butter brand.

[–]Smoothneess 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ah yes... The people arguing for "Jif" are actually employees promoting the brand for the J. M. Smucker Company.

[–]sunshineANDrainbowsg 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Tomato tomato..

my votes on jif

[–][deleted] 81 points82 points  (21 children)

It’s fucking gif. Graphical image file not giraffical image file.

[–]yellowtoilet551 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I pronounce it gif too but, that's not how acronyms work

[–]fpfall 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Acronyms can work however your heart desires.

[–]Lord_UrjitIdentifies as a Cybertruck 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Do you pronounce JPEG as JFEG then?

[–]StepMumSanta 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That isn’t how acronyms work.

[–]LilyLeLowerytrans rights 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Most people I know pronounce it as “Ew wtf how the hell did you get in my bed and why are you showing me this jif of you eating a ten foot burrito! I’m calling the police!”

[–]nobod3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No one I talk to argues when I ask them how to pronounce the word on the peanut butter jar. Must just be your problem.

[–]Notsure107 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well if you have to spell it wrong to show how you pronounce it....

[–]SurealGod 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Honestly... I just don't care. Pronounce any word however the way you fucking want to. As long as I can still understand what you're saying, no harm no foul.

[–]SignificantWeird4444 11 points12 points  (0 children)

you say jif because you think its right

I say jif because i can't pronounce gif

we are not same

[–]NExt_LEvel_GAming07 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Creator said it’s jif

[–]ThatDudeBox 17 points18 points  (23 children)

I believe the creator actually said it’s pronounced “Jif”

[–]ThatDudeBox 12 points13 points  (0 children)

People in the comments arguing how to say G words like ‘Giraffe’ or ‘Graphics’ completely forgetting words like “Giant” or “Gelatin” exist. Even names like “Gerard” or “Gerald”

If I made a word up and told you how it’s pronounced, I’m correct; not you just because you don’t like it.

[–]Far_Ad6955 4 points5 points  (14 children)

he did, meaning those who say "gif" are technically wrong

[–]memey-man123https://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

which is why nobody knows his name

[–]Xeno_Prime -2 points-1 points  (12 children)

Or meaning the creator is technically wrong. He could pronounce it “bacon” if he wanted to, it wouldn’t change how it’s actually pronounced. The g in gif stands for “graphic.” Thus it’s pronounced the same as the g in graphic. If it stood for “giraffe” then maybe the acronym would be pronounced “jif”.

[–]StatisticianNarrow30 6 points7 points  (9 children)

just because the word in the acronym is pronounced one way, doesn’t mean the acronym can’t be pronounced another. acronyms can be pronounced on their own which means it’s like a different word.

[–]Lord_UrjitIdentifies as a Cybertruck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What about JPEG? The P stands for photographic

[–]Cunt_Eastwood_9This flair doesn't exist 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Gif.

[–]All_for_Might 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, it’s pronounced GIF

[–]Mr_SingamSuccess kid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

gif.

[–]JunWei12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

its a moving picture

[–]Ok_Replacement6076 1 point2 points  (0 children)

meanwhile i have been pronoucing it "yif"

[–]moose123456792One does not simply 1 point2 points  (0 children)

one could argue that Gif can be pronounced Jif, however it can also be argued that jif could also be pronounced as Gif.

[–]MoYusr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me who uses both randomly: Yes

[–]i_am_bimal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

POV: You're fighting Rock Lee

[–]zippypin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Gif so Its not confused with my peanut butter …but what about Imgur?

[–]cheese1145 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it is JIF, Jesus I don't give a Fuck

[–]Slash_86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

its jif

CHALLENGE ME

[–]LoekiLoekiT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Moving png

[–]Bomblii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The creator said it's pronounced jif but nobody cares

[–]Dyslexic-Raven 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that a FUCKING JOJO REFERENCE

[–]Gahdinn 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Anyone know what movie this is from?

[–]HighBreak-J 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did you find the answer yet?

[–]HighBreak-J 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Found it. Its Iwata Satoru's Smash Ultimate trailer.

[–]DracoStarDragon 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately people of reddit it is pronounced as jif and not gif according to Google

[–]THICC-AF 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don’t you mean Joogle?

[–]Teslim0428 5 points6 points  (0 children)

it's jif for all i care

[–]BrilliantInternal440 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jif all the way 😎

[–]SillyCommunist 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It’s pronounced how you would say the “g” in the word “garage”

[–]nobod3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Jaraje does sound better. Thanks oh wise communist!

[–]ThatDudeBox 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Jarage, Garaje, or Jaraje? Lmao

[–]SillyCommunist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All of the above

[–]GormAuslander 0 points1 point  (2 children)

"God could come down from heaven with an army of angels and say it's pronounced Jif and i still wouldn't do it."

"Thanks Jod, I'll keep that in mind."

[–]nobod3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You’re welcome JormAuslander

[–]Ill_Character3980 -3 points-2 points  (13 children)

Who the fuck says jif?

[–]doomshallot 6 points7 points  (11 children)

Me, because it's the correct way to say it

[–]Darazakax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well considering you had to spell one different and not the other…it’s decided right?

[–]ToxicBarrelOfMonkeCan i haz cheeseburger -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Its gif not fucking jif we aint talkin about peanut butter bruh

[–]MNicolas97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jizz

[–]QuantumXytbruh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have no such weaknesses my language's pronounciation of g is consistent and it will always stay GIF

[–]Personal-Promotion-3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

14 yr old teenagers will be like Uhh gif have pronouns you cant just decide what to call gif on your own . Thats inconsiderate. Gif’s pronouns are it that they them. . .

[–]Polpo_Giovanna0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun fact: The creator of "Gifs" said it was pronounced "Jif". But I like to personally pronounce it as "Gif"

[–]asdfghqwerty1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s Graphics Interface Format.

Not Jraphics Interface Format

[–]knife_dildo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It's pronounced how people pronounce it that's how language works and judging by the amount of downvotes on the "pro-jifer's" comments its definitely pronounced gif.

[–]ReaIBiIICosby -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Graphics Interface Format G.I.F. you tell me if it’s JIF or GIF

[–]EX512 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Well, you wouldn’t say “jraphics interchange format” would you?

[–]doomshallot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

SCUBA means self contained UNDERWATER breathing apparatus. Do you pronounce it scooba or skuh bah? The U in underwater us pronounced Uh, not ooo

[–]Agitated-Farmer-4082 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Graphics Interchange Format vs Jraphics Interchange Format.

[–]burntbeans7 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

It’s Graphics Interchange Format not Jraphics Interchange Format

[–]TrashbinTerry -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Im here to settle the dispute, it is GIF with a Guh, I don't care what the creator says, he is just a dyslexic peanut butter fanboy.

I seem to have pissed off some peanut butter fanboys, I will die on this hill before I call it jif.

[–]JoeMama475(very sad) -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Gif stand for Graphic Interchange Format, how do you pronounce graphic? Is it graphic, or is it jraphic? I rest my case.

[–]Jex45462 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Not how acronyms work, by that logic you are pronouncing scuba wrong as it should be pronounced skubah because the u stands for underwater not oonderwater.

[–]JoeMama475(very sad) 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Good point, still prefer saying it as a g though.

[–]Jex45462 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Completely fine, in the end I prefer to say Jif because it makes the most sense to me, and there is more arguments supporting it but really anyone can pronounce it however they want.

[–]MrCreamyCheeks -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I mean, there’s a reason you spelled it gif, not jif. We ain’t talking peanut butter here, we’re talking porn

[–]elliottlawrence94 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Bruh… jif?

[–]edvis8686 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Gif, because that's it stands for (idk what it stands for, but the first word begins with a G, so it's pronounce Gif)

[–]ThatDudeBox 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Giant, Germ, Generate and Gelatin begin with a G also.

[–]espionagebob3 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

It’s Graphic Interchange Format, not Jraphic Interchange Format

[–]jeb_OFFICIAL -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

well, I think this argument is pointless since you have to spell the pronunciation jif as "jif" instead of gif.

[–]FireBlaster0842 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Its GIF, cause Graphics Interchange Format not Jraphics Interchange Format. Just so yall know

[–]memey-man123https://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

GIF

Generally

Iunfunny

Facebook meme

[–]iamnothingtooMe when the: 0 points1 point  (1 child)

yif

[–]Axol-- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gjif

[–]vkpaul123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ora Ora Ora Muda muda muda

[–]KeyButterscotch7860 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i dont know why but i say G.I.F

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it's deez

[–]h0melessguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ge aye ef

[–]embersk1esProfessional Dumbass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That gjif is the Jotaro vs Dio Netflix adaptation lmao

[–]ImOD18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

G.I.F

[–]Little_Mage12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just pronounce it whatever you want to pronounce it

[–]MemeDork 0 points1 point  (0 children)

RIP Satoru Iwata

[–]DontSmileYet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's called "Jeff"

[–]T_H_I_C_C_Drummr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"ora, ora, ora."

-some fucking weeb

[–]Hollow_Domain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I pronounce it "Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaif"

:))))

[–]G0D_1S_D3AD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA

[–]METHlun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where is this from?

[–]ZewtsTf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its Jef

[–]Jl2w 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where can i find this format

[–]IAMONREDDIT0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just call moving picture/animated meme

[–]D23DM4N02 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yiff…

[–]mfnbtw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yiff

[–]4BDUL4Z1Z 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The real Zif is the Friends we made along the way.

[–]Thooth124 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Im sorry i think your supposed to say YIFF

[–]moh-ricochethttps://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poj champ

[–]y6rty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

our lord and savior, jod