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2012-11-13 01:07:54 PM
i818.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 01:37:09 PM
I can't wait till next year when JPEG overtakes it as word of the year.
 
2012-11-13 01:49:05 PM
i575.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 02:13:11 PM
Still, some older words have found new linguistic relevance. "Pleb," taken from the Roman word "plebs," has found a modern context in its derogatory usage to describe "a member of the ordinary people or working classes."


Using 'pleb' is so hoi polloi.
 
2012-11-13 02:39:58 PM
omnishambles

I gotta remember that word. We used the phrase Charlie Foxtrot in the army.
 
2012-11-13 02:51:45 PM
Now if the computer world would just come up with a 1-click button solution to create a gif of variable sizes/quality out of any movie clip.
 
2012-11-13 03:45:42 PM
i293.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 03:46:09 PM
The internet has gone permanently AOL level. So glad you all are here. Really
 
2012-11-13 03:55:17 PM
Is it pronounced with the 'g' in gin or the 'g' in gun?

The gun way annoys the hell out of me. I hope it's not correct.
 
2012-11-13 03:59:22 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-13 04:09:56 PM
i586.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 04:10:29 PM
i586.photobucket.com
 
 
2012-11-13 04:11:15 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Is it pronounced with the 'g' in gin or the 'g' in gun?

The gun way annoys the hell out of me. I hope it's not correct.


J, like the peanut butter. At least that's what Compuserve peeps used to say about it.
 
2012-11-13 04:12:14 PM
eh, JIF, that is.
 
2012-11-13 04:12:31 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-13 04:14:22 PM
cdn2.screenjunkies.com
 
2012-11-13 04:14:31 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Is it pronounced with the 'g' in gin or the 'g' in gun?

The gun way annoys the hell out of me. I hope it's not correct.


Graphics Interchange Format

the "g" in graphics is a hard "g" therefore, it's "g" as in "gun"
 
2012-11-13 04:14:42 PM
GILF has a better ring to it.

/seriously
 
2012-11-13 04:15:07 PM
"Interestingly, the word-of the-year distinction does not guarantee that the chosen words will actually be included in future editions of the Oxford English Dictionary."

Making this just one more meaningless publicity stunt.
 
2012-11-13 04:15:55 PM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-13 04:16:03 PM
legacy-cdn.smosh.com
 
2012-11-13 04:16:53 PM
impaler
Still, some older words have found new linguistic relevance. "Pleb," taken from the Roman word "plebs," has found a modern context in its derogatory usage to describe "a member of the ordinary people or working classes."


Using 'pleb' is so hoi polloi.

Gives me a frisson of prole-ishness
 
2012-11-13 04:17:01 PM

CognaciousThunk: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Is it pronounced with the 'g' in gin or the 'g' in gun?

The gun way annoys the hell out of me. I hope it's not correct.

J, like the peanut butter. At least that's what Compuserve peeps used to say about it.


http://howtopronouncegif.com

I don't know why.

If you ask me, it ought to be pronounced like "graphics." Since, you know, that's what it stands for.
 
2012-11-13 04:17:17 PM
So PNG in 2030?
 
2012-11-13 04:17:58 PM

Snapper Carr: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Is it pronounced with the 'g' in gin or the 'g' in gun?

The gun way annoys the hell out of me. I hope it's not correct.

Graphics Interchange Format

the "g" in graphics is a hard "g" therefore, it's "g" as in "gun"


Aaaaaand you'd be wrong.

Sort of.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Interchange_Format#Pronunciati on

/tomato,tomahtoe,WTF
 
2012-11-13 04:18:14 PM
i478.photobucket.com 
 
2012-11-13 04:18:15 PM

Generation_D: The internet has gone permanently AOL level. So glad you all are here. Really


What part of "eternal" in "eternal September" surprises you?

/old fart
 
2012-11-13 04:18:20 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 04:18:59 PM
www.playerzblog.com
 
2012-11-13 04:19:03 PM

Snapper Carr: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Is it pronounced with the 'g' in gin or the 'g' in gun?

The gun way annoys the hell out of me. I hope it's not correct.

Graphics Interchange Format

the "g" in graphics is a hard "g" therefore, it's "g" as in "gun"



i586.photobucket.com
Why don't you get back here and chum some of this GIF then?
 
2012-11-13 04:19:46 PM
BTW, the root is probably 'plebeian.'
 
2012-11-13 04:20:03 PM
So question for those of who are cooler and more hip than I (which would be most everyone): What happened this year to make "GIF" particularly noteworthy? Did I miss a breakthrough in 256 color animations?
 
2012-11-13 04:20:55 PM
How about a gif of a Giff?

www.spelljammer.org
 
2012-11-13 04:22:12 PM
I predict this thread will become unloadable in an hour, at which point I'll have to come back and save some images.
 
2012-11-13 04:22:20 PM
The British Oxford Dictionaries went a different route, choosing "omnishambles," as their word of the year, which is defined as "a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations."

See also: Mitt Romney's Election Campaign
 
2012-11-13 04:23:49 PM
i586.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 04:24:35 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 04:24:35 PM
i586.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 04:25:32 PM

Snapper Carr: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Is it pronounced with the 'g' in gin or the 'g' in gun?

The gun way annoys the hell out of me. I hope it's not correct.

Graphics Interchange Format

the "g" in graphics is a hard "g" therefore, it's "g" as in "gun"


Is NASA "nay sa"?

I say "jif"
 
2012-11-13 04:25:53 PM

Snapper Carr: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Is it pronounced with the 'g' in gin or the 'g' in gun?

The gun way annoys the hell out of me. I hope it's not correct.

Graphics Interchange Format

the "g" in graphics is a hard "g" therefore, it's "g" as in "gun"


Also because there is/was a jif format.
 
2012-11-13 04:26:09 PM
i478.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 04:26:45 PM

dv-ous: http://howtopronouncegif.com


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 04:27:10 PM
thumbs.newschoolers.com
 
2012-11-13 04:27:30 PM
tidbits.com

/hot like hot
 
2012-11-13 04:29:40 PM
American word of the year: GIF

British word of the Year: omnishambles:

"Oxford University Press on Tuesday crowned the word - defined as "a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations" - its top term of 2012."

Link
 
2012-11-13 04:33:47 PM

assjuice: Snapper Carr: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Is it pronounced with the 'g' in gin or the 'g' in gun?

 
The gun way annoys the hell out of me. I hope it's not correct.
 
Graphics Interchange Format
 
the "g" in graphics is a hard "g" therefore, it's "g" as in "gun"
 
Also because there is/was a jif format.
 
i586.photobucket.com
 
HARD G!!!
 
2012-11-13 04:37:09 PM
i758.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 04:39:12 PM
i758.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 04:39:16 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 04:42:14 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Is it pronounced with the 'g' in gin or the 'g' in gun?


Oxford wimped out and refused to declare a preferred pronunciation:

"GIF may be pronounced with either a soft g (as in giant) or a hard g (as in graphic). The programmers who developed the format preferred a pronunciation with a soft g (in homage to the commercial tagline of the peanut butter brand Jiff, they supposedly quipped "choosy developers choose GIF"). However, the pronunciation with a hard g is now very widespread and readily understood. Whichever pronunciation you use, it should of course be the same for both the noun and the verb."
 
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