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(Yahoo)   Oxford American dictionary picks "GIF" as the word of the year. This is not a repeat from 1987   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2012-11-13 04:44:01 PM  
As the exclusive patent lawyer for Unisys, you'll all be getting a bill for use of the word.
 
2012-11-13 04:44:48 PM  
This may be an obvious question, so apologies, but what the fark is a "dictionary"?
 
2012-11-13 04:45:04 PM  
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2012-11-13 04:45:21 PM  
The creator of the freakin' format pronounced it "JIF", and so did Compuserve, who released the first viewer. But that isn't the first time that people ignored the creator/discoverer of something and created their own pronunciation.
 
2012-11-13 04:46:34 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: [i.imgur.com image 377x246]


Did I make that?
 
2012-11-13 04:46:42 PM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: This may be an obvious question, so apologies, but what the fark is a "dictionary"?


It's kind of like a dead-tree version of Google "define:". Try it.
 
2012-11-13 04:52:22 PM  
Meanwhile, in 1987...

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2012-11-13 04:54:21 PM  
Has anyone pointed out that GIF isn't even a word?
 
2012-11-13 04:55:19 PM  
This thread needs more gifs.

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2012-11-13 04:56:03 PM  
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2012-11-13 04:56:48 PM  
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2012-11-13 04:57:27 PM  

Spartan_Manhandler: The creator of the freakin' format pronounced it "JIF", and so did Compuserve, who released the first viewer. But that isn't the first time that people ignored the creator/discoverer of something and created their own pronunciation.


So, you're saying that this whole pronunciation drama is because some idiot decided to be cute, tossing logic out the window?

/ screw them
// sow the wind
/// reap the whirlwind
 
2012-11-13 04:58:03 PM  
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The great GIF pronunciation fight of thread 7431985

 
2012-11-13 04:59:03 PM  
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2012-11-13 04:59:59 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: [img31.imageshack.us image 201x151]The great GIF pronunciation fight of thread 7431985


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2012-11-13 05:00:44 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:00:45 PM  
Translation for the reading impaired.
 
2012-11-13 05:01:33 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:01:58 PM  

Joe Peanut: Translation for the reading impaired.


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2012-11-13 05:02:18 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:02:24 PM  

libranoelrose: Sock Ruh Tease: [i.imgur.com image 377x246]

Did I make that?


Maybe! (I got this one from Tumblr.) You did make a lot of good BB gifs though.
 
2012-11-13 05:02:26 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:03:42 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:04:37 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:06:04 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:06:35 PM  
Can someone please explain to me what happened with APNG? It seemed incredibly awesome at one point, why is it not being used?
 
2012-11-13 05:07:03 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: libranoelrose: Sock Ruh Tease: [i.imgur.com image 377x246]

Did I make that?

Maybe! (I got this one from Tumblr.) You did make a lot of good BB gifs though.


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2012-11-13 05:07:21 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:07:52 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:09:51 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:11:16 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:11:22 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:12:30 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:20:56 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:21:28 PM  
I feel like surfing the World Wide Web.
 
2012-11-13 05:23:58 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.


The hard 'g' sound *should* be correct because it differentiates it, verbally, from "jif".
 
2012-11-13 05:26:09 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.


fark all of you soft g'ing it. fark you all with a broken POP bottle.
 
2012-11-13 05:32:32 PM  

Xenomech: 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.

The hard 'g' sound *should* be correct because it differentiates it, verbally, from "jif".


Because English never uses homophones?
 
2012-11-13 05:50:08 PM  
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2012-11-13 05:57:32 PM  
libranoelrose:

Who is this that can't handle lotion?
 
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