It’s pronounced GIF.

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    Tom Scott

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    Is there a "right" way to pronounce it? And why is it so complicated? •
    Written with Molly Ruhl and Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen's podcast has an episode all about this: lingthusiasm.com/post/180153994181/lingthusiasm-episode-26-why-do-c-and-g-come-in
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    Graphics by William Marler: wmad.co.uk
    Audio mix by Graham Haerther: haerther.net
    REFERENCES:
    Buck, S. 2014. 70% of People Worldwide Pronounce 'GIF' With a Hard 'G'. mashable.com/2014/10/21/mispronounced-words-tech/
    O'Leary, A. (2013, May 21). An Honor for the Creator of the GIF. New York Times. Retrieved from bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/an-honor-for-the-creator-of-the-gif/
    Olsen, S. The Gif Pronunciation Page. web.archive.org/web/20200225141100/www.olsenhome.com/gif/
    Baio, A. 2014. ‘JIF’ Is the Format. ‘GIF’ Is the Culture. medium.com/message/jif-is-the-format-gif-is-the-culture-af8673796c44
    McCulloch, G. 2015. Why the pronunciation of gif really can go either way. www.mentalfloss.com/article/69147/why-pronunciation-gif-really-can-go-either-way
    Dow, M. 2020. It's 'gif and gif': The english lexicon goes both ways. mcdowlinguist.github.io/2020/08/31/gif-pronunciation.html
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

I realised after upload that I slipped up here: if you pay close attention, you can tell the way I pronounce GIF. Ah well! Also, subtitling this was an interesting job...

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Samuel Nuyts
Samuel Nuyts

2:31

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Penny Boom
Penny Boom

2:31

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prod. Heinz Schmidt
prod. Heinz Schmidt

i cant tell what way you pronounce it

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AstoranSolaire
AstoranSolaire

@Salutations YT! watch "Game Theory: Yes, PewDiePie. YouTube IS Broken" and you will understand.

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NyFyre
NyFyre

Glad to see you are a proper English speaker

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GMND AXDO
GMND AXDO

In portuguese, my native language, the hard g sound can only be properly given to the letter g (followed by an I) when the vowel u follows it (Example: Guitarra, instead of Gitarra). Whit that said, I still somehow ended up pronouncing GIF with the hard g (which is the one true way) before even learning english or hearing another person talking about it.

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Carlo loke lim
Carlo loke lim

no, i think it’s GIF and not GIF

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bucks1434 bucks1412
bucks1434 bucks1412

/gif/

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soggysocks
soggysocks

This title was very informative.

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mamon das
mamon das

Oh come on, people! Its G-I-F. ;)

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Shape Shifter K
Shape Shifter K

Jif is a peanut butter brand, and it feels weird to me to call gifs the same pronunciation as that so I use the g sound.

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Somerandomdude4.2526
Somerandomdude4.2526

The g is silent

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SheolCodeMonkey
SheolCodeMonkey

It's pronounced zhaif, fite me

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ReaktorLeak
ReaktorLeak

Hhhhhhif

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Ronald Gege Gonzales
Ronald Gege Gonzales

*moving image intensifies*

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Sarika Vempala
Sarika Vempala

Tbh it is actually pronounced as "gif"

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Cecilia Illuzzi
Cecilia Illuzzi

what gif the g was silent

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some body
some body

Much as we may hate debatable pronunciation, the alternatives are ridiculously long words or leaning thousands of different characters rather than 26

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TheLocator
TheLocator

It’s pronounced jif you guys are weird

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Darth Sans
Darth Sans

Guys, it’s pronounces “jee eye ef”

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TableCloth
TableCloth

In my dictionary, its called gif

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tulsatrash
tulsatrash

Ah of course! The answer is SUDDEN VIOLENCE!

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Speedy Duckling
Speedy Duckling

jif is peanut butter

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Noah Decker
Noah Decker

Colonel is pronounced Kernel even though that’s not how it’s spelled.

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¿_unknown user_¿
¿_unknown user_¿

Jif

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¿_unknown user_¿
¿_unknown user_¿

Nooo

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Ilham Nobi Entertainment
Ilham Nobi Entertainment

Me: *pronounces it as g-i-f*

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RinPip
RinPip

G if

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ThomasTheMegazord
ThomasTheMegazord

The bottom line is: "Listen, Legoland. I don't live in the Kingdom of Jondor!"

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ACuteWoof
ACuteWoof

I call it G I F, letter by letter. Ez Is it jit or git?

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Mr KKC
Mr KKC

Well I'm following the inventor's way then

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Daisy Turquoise
Daisy Turquoise

gif(t)

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Jacek Sobczak
Jacek Sobczak

And that mess is meant to be a "lingua franca" of the 21-st century.

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Sohrab Chegini
Sohrab Chegini

I used to call it G.I.F

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Henz90
Henz90

Do the people who say "JIF" also say "GIF" peanut butter?

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DIVYANSH SINGH
DIVYANSH SINGH

Yes. Absolutely correct. Its GIF and not GIF

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CrioV
CrioV

Why dont we say G. I. F it makes more sense

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BlueEngland
BlueEngland

There are 3 ways to say GIF. GIF: The popular way JIF: The minority way YIFF: what the hell

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Tony Pang
Tony Pang

I pronounce Gif with a hard G, as Jif (with a soft G) was such common household cleaning brand growing up, so my brain just assumed the two words had different pronunciation

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Rom Cha
Rom Cha

In French we mostly pronounce it jif

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Ally4Gamer
Ally4Gamer

it's a GIF

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Adam's Rankings
Adam's Rankings

"The guy who made it said it's jif!!" *I'm sorry, do u mean the guy or the juy*

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Sidney Schoehuys-Kreiss
Sidney Schoehuys-Kreiss

I'm french and I say "jif" because before an i a g will always be "j"

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Lucas The Dude
Lucas The Dude

N-no.. I refuse to believe this.

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Samuel MontyPython
Samuel MontyPython

Jack and Gill went up a hill

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Brandon Lewis
Brandon Lewis

The actual correct answer is, of course, the original pronunciation of the Old English word "gif," I.e. "yiff."

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Diego Bizeps
Diego Bizeps

In germany in my perception 99.9% of the people say gif, not djif.

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potato head
potato head

It's gif not jif like-

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Arianne P
Arianne P

Sigh

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xi chen
xi chen

me:"G I F"

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MIRATARNISH
MIRATARNISH

I like to be flexible with language pronunciations generally, but with gif being an acronym for graphics interchange format, I feel it should share pronunciation with the g of graphics. There's no reason why it would vary from that root word.

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Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius

Tomato, tomato.

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- NotTheFBI -
- NotTheFBI -

let's just pronounce it yiff and call it a day

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RogueGamer907
RogueGamer907

It is about the vowels and constants and how they play together so jif is the proper pronunciation

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RogueGamer907
RogueGamer907

@Don'tSpikeMyDrink I made an agreement with myself to accept merriam webster as linguistic law and they accept both which both surprised me and made me sad cuz it goes against what I learned in school but like I said linguistic law so I guess it's just one of those data(day-tuh) and data(dat-uh) kinds of things

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Don'tSpikeMyDrink
Don'tSpikeMyDrink

eh nope. :)

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Daran Philipson
Daran Philipson

Gif!! A hard G like give.

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Epi Endless
Epi Endless

In 2620, mankind resolved the whole stupid problem by renaming it to Graphics Interchange Pattern (GIP). (Futurama joke in there somewhere.)

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Marcus Ward
Marcus Ward

G I F

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Herghun
Herghun

I'm french and british I say "jeef" in french but "gif" in english.

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xl yang
xl yang

Wait a minute up to this point I didn't know that "LASER" is an abbreviation XD

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InevitableVitare
InevitableVitare

It's actually pronounced "Scone".

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bobychampion
bobychampion

Kinda looks like the British chandler bing.

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farrel purwoko
farrel purwoko

Indonesian language as a phonetic "what kind of problem is that?"

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Jack Dog
Jack Dog

Well that’s it then, I’m pronouncing it jpheg from now on

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Askin
Askin

oh come on why do you have to blueball us so hard it's gif not gif duhhh

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Sam Gamgee
Sam Gamgee

I would use the hard G, but choosy mothers choose ...

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Caiden Animation
Caiden Animation

What

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leomata
leomata

how i pronounced it was G-I-F in othere words i said each letter seperatly

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GALA
GALA

jif pronouncers going to hell after calling ''god'' ''jod''

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Julie Triplett
Julie Triplett

gif (jeef)

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PJB
PJB

It's gif. Not jif. G's only sound like j's when followed by an e wich elongates them. Such as in geronimo, Germany, gel. Rare exceptions such as giraffe exist but that's due to the country of origin of the word. If your using proper English then it's pronounced gif not jif.

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The Guy You Knew As Mark Omega
The Guy You Knew As Mark Omega

We usually read a consonant and the verb as one way some letter should be pronounced given how much a consonent sound can vary. And it terms of words that start with gi most of them are pronounced gee. Hence we pronouce any other gi as gi. Like "Gigh-gantic" or "Gin-jer" or "G-url"

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Joshua Hiday
Joshua Hiday

I’m still going to pronounce it gif

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TCoilStudios
TCoilStudios

Me: *Yif*

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PAS Ferret
PAS Ferret

xif

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Gabriel Hynek
Gabriel Hynek

How do you pronounce gimp

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George Haley
George Haley

its DEFINITELY d3if. Think GIn, GIbberish, GIst, maGIc...

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Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar

Me who says it as G I F. 👀👀

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毅工田
毅工田

I must be the only one who calls it "The Graphics Interchange Format is a bitmap image format that was developed by a team at the online services provider CompuServe led by American computer scientist Steve Wilhite on 15 June 1987. It has since come into widespread usage ..."

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Sarvesh Kate
Sarvesh Kate

I used to think that gif sounded better but gif is correct but after seeing this video I think that gif not only sounds better but is correct

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Shadow Soulless
Shadow Soulless

It's GIF

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Evening Toast
Evening Toast

i pronounce it Yif

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A bold one
A bold one

Why are you 2:14? Who says i'm 2:05? You are 2:07.

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Matthew Talbot-Paine
Matthew Talbot-Paine

It's pronounced guyf.

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Donnalt Hood
Donnalt Hood

Very informative and instructional ..however, in my opinion, if the inventor says Jif...then Jif it is! Also, pronounciation is not a word...it is pronunciation! Same with so many people in the US saying Brushetta instead of "brusketta"...had a server correct me...haha...made me laugh!

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Donnalt Hood
Donnalt Hood

@ReaktorLeak 😂 yep gonna have a brooshetta app prior to my spajetti!

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ReaktorLeak
ReaktorLeak

Same here! If they “correct” me, I tell them I’ll have some spajetti for the entree. :)

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Blind Beholder
Blind Beholder

It's G-I-F not Gi-I-F.

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BrotherHood
BrotherHood

70% vs. 30%. It's not a landslide. Uhmmm mate? That kinda seems like a landslide there.

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Tyzone
Tyzone

I instinctively say gif in English and jif in French...

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CuppaJoe1
CuppaJoe1

Nah, it’s pronounced hif

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A Game's Channel
A Game's Channel

personally i just say jee-eye-ef

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Koodia
Koodia

French people, compared to English or other people, would tend to say “jif” because “gi” in French is pronounced “ji”. The other pronunciation would be written “gui”. It would be nice if the presence of a “u” between a “g” and an “i” would always determine the pronunciation

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Some One
Some One

English has it in words like guy, guest, guess, guide

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DallyLama
DallyLama

God could come down from heaven and say it's Jif and ppl would still be like: Ugh ok Jod

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H4KATE
H4KATE

Solution is Turkish

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WitFilms
WitFilms

no, it's pronounced dżjivf

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Ethan Livemere
Ethan Livemere

The one thing I learned from this is that "laser" is an acronym... my whole life has been a lie

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毅工田
毅工田

so is "radar"

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Gareth Kear
Gareth Kear

The word Graphics has a hard G. So gif has a hard G too...

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Nat Oof
Nat Oof

pronounce it as "yif" and it's over

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Racc
Racc

it’s actually pronounced “Yiff”

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Ƿynnťari
Ƿynnťari

3:00 ‒ the correct answer is of course... 'uuuuuu that's it, folks, debate is ended, the correct pronounciation is 'u

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Ƿynnťari
Ƿynnťari

the superior way of saying it is obviously ʒif

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Ƿynnťari
Ƿynnťari

I'm surprised more people say gif than ʤif

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Ƿynnťari
Ƿynnťari

In old English, G can have the sound of Y Therefore, it's pronounced Yiff

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aarav p
aarav p

2:14

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Aldar Zetina Gutiérrez
Aldar Zetina Gutiérrez

It's not GIF, it's not JIF, it's G I F. Those are initials for Graphic Interchange Format. So it's supposed to be properly pronounced G,I,F.

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Channel Name
Channel Name

Me: I pronounced G I F

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A u d r e y
A u d r e y

I say Jif because my mom and sis said it is :c

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Segaking584
Segaking584

Feel bad for ya bro

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