How to pronounce GIF


#1

Continuing the discussion from .gif BANK for the BBS:

#YOU ESS UH! YOU ESS UH!

See also:

NATO
LASER
Scuba
ROM/CD-ROM

There’s quite a wide variety of pronouniation methods of acronyms and their ilk - I mean “CD-ROM” is a bastard child, obviously, with plenty of siblings.


#2

‘Jif’… Bah.

Not only is it a hard G because Graphics, it’s an acronym, so the pronunciation should try to be unambiguous.


#3

#graphicsnotgiraffics

Clever jirl


#4

Imma shoot you with my USA-made, NATO-issued LASER, it’s an acronym, so the pronounciation should be unambiguous.

light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation

LAH-SEER


#5


#6

It’s pronounced ‘queef’.


Except they oscillate light, not amplify it, so that should be pronounced LOSER.


#7

I don’t pronounce it, which makes things much simpler.


#8

It’s pronounced YIFF, everyone knows that!


#9

Ping or Pung?


#10

Couldn’t it be “Pee In Gee”?
Though it’s ping, and anyone who says otherwise is a monster.


#11

Wtf are you talking about, there ain’t a vowel innit! Pee In Gee! When I use wtf do you pronounce it wuhft!? One Internet Demerit :dromedary_camel:


#12

Oh, there isn’t really a vowel since the I is silent (as is the P, while the ng is nasalized).
I hope the creators some day announce that it’s pronounced phung.


#13

I think @OtherMichael should rename this thread to “Nerd words that were never meant to be pronounced, but get argued over anyway”


#14

how should one pronounce nwtwnmtbpbgaoa?


#15

Throat Warbler Mangrove.


#16

Should one pronounce nwtwnmtbpbgaoa?


Did you ever want to play questions?
#17


#18

The real question is how would Trump say it?


#19

I remember when the Apple tools tried to convince everyone that the SCSI interface, which had been pronounced SKUZ-ee pretty much since day 1, should instead be pronounced “sexy”, because they couldn’t handle the idea that Apple is associated with anything “scuzzy”. They failed. Idiots.


#20

GYOOOOOUUUF!