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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 127
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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
www.memes.at
 
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...

imageshack.us
 
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.

i71.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 04:56:03 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 04:56:48 PM
img521.imageshack.us
 
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
img31.imageshack.usThe great GIF pronunciation fight of thread 7431985
 
2012-11-13 04:59:03 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 04:59:03 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 04:59:59 PM

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


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

Joe Peanut: Translation for the reading impaired.


What the..... Image disappeared.
 
2012-11-13 05:02:18 PM
i.imgur.com
 
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
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 05:03:34 PM
img819.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-13 05:03:42 PM
i.imgur.comi.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 05:04:37 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 05:05:20 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 05:06:04 PM
i386.photobucket.com
 
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.


i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
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 05:08:38 PM
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2012-11-13 05:08:52 PM
i.imgur.com 

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2012-11-13 05:09:45 PM
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2012-11-13 05:09:51 PM
i386.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 05:10:31 PM
 
2012-11-13 05:11:16 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 05:11:22 PM
i386.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-13 05:12:30 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 05:13:13 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 05:17:54 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 05:20:42 PM
 
2012-11-13 05:20:56 PM
dl.dropbox.com
 
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
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 05:57:32 PM

libranoelrose:


Who is this that can't handle lotion?
 
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