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(Daily Mail)   It's ee-kea, not eye-kea, just like it's gif and not jif   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2021-10-13 2:38:49 PM  
A few years back I worked with this insufferable woman who pronounced gif as jif, queue as kway and meme as me-me, among others.
We all though so little of her that no one corrected her, we just let her continue to make an ass of herself in front of higher ups.
 
2021-10-13 2:42:06 PM  
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2021-10-13 2:42:55 PM  
No, it's pronounced "fløŕþėgłůřvîķ."
 
2021-10-13 2:45:56 PM  
Correction.

It *WAS* JIF, it is now GIF

It *WAS* ee-keya, it is now eye-keya

It *WAS*  Ack-Cura it is now Acura


The market has spoken.
 
2021-10-13 2:46:49 PM  
So Ikea mispronounces their own store names in their own commercials?

IKEA - Start the Car! Commercial HD
Youtube FcG3x-ohuYI
 
2021-10-13 2:49:39 PM  
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2021-10-13 2:49:50 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So Ikea mispronounces their own store names in their own commercials?

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The ads in the UK have pronounced it as something like ick-ay-ya for years.
 
2021-10-13 2:52:09 PM  

SpectroBoy: Correction.

It *WAS* JIF, it is now GIF


Wait, what?  Since when?
 
2021-10-13 2:52:52 PM  
I'll take Swedish Meatballs for $7.50, Alex
 
2021-10-13 2:54:55 PM  
I just figured "IKEA" was swedish for "over-priced cheap shiat".
 
2021-10-13 2:55:03 PM  
Wait until they get a load of trying to pronounce "Azure" in international business.
 
2021-10-13 2:55:35 PM  
The news gives me a meegraine.
 
2021-10-13 2:55:40 PM  

SpectroBoy: Correction.

It *WAS* JIF, it is now GIF

It *WAS* ee-keya, it is now eye-keya

It *WAS*  Ack-Cura it is now Acura


The market has spoken.


Incorrect, the correct answer is no one gives a fark.
 
2021-10-13 2:56:05 PM  
Instead the word is pronounced  'EE-key-uh, according to a US YouTuber

Well there's a reliable source of information if ever I heard one!
 
2021-10-13 2:56:07 PM  
It's Gee-eye-eff.

Or if you really want to outré: golf-india-foxtrot.
 
2021-10-13 2:56:10 PM  
Fun fact: I have never been to an IKEA.
And I've lived in Sweden the past 19 years.
My town denied an IKEA store decades ago and they've never tried to return. And I have better things to do in other towns.

/honestly, it was odd I'd not been to an IKEA when I still lived in America
//csb
 
2021-10-13 2:56:15 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: SpectroBoy: Correction.

It *WAS* JIF, it is now GIF

Wait, what?  Since when?


It helps distinguish between peanut butter and image formats.
 
2021-10-13 2:56:16 PM  
LOL @ all the rubes still insisting we pronounce "gif" with a hard "G."
 
2021-10-13 2:57:05 PM  

beezeltown: No, it's pronounced "fløŕþėgłůřvîķ."


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2021-10-13 2:57:22 PM  
GIF can be Prononouced "JIF" , the same way my middle name is pronoucnes Jii Orge not GI Orge

English is a mess.
 
2021-10-13 2:58:56 PM  

Stratohead: GIF can be Prononouced "JIF" , the same way my middle name is pronoucnes Jii Orge not GI Orge

English is a mess.


"ghoti" spells "fish".
 
2021-10-13 2:59:21 PM  
So in the English language, is the name of the country it's based in pronounced "Sweden" or "Sverige"?

/hint: English pronunciations are different than Swedish pronunciations
//extend this thought to how the name of the company is pronounced
 
2021-10-13 2:59:40 PM  
Oh look, free marketing!

I pronounce it 'cheapparticleboardcrap'
 
2021-10-13 3:00:58 PM  
If it's good enough for Git, it's Good enough for Gif (tm)
 
2021-10-13 3:01:25 PM  

Heamer: LOL @ all the rubes still insisting we pronounce "gif" with a hard "G."


It has always been and will always be hard g.
The g in graphical does not magically change to a j no matter how hard you want it to.
End of subject.
 
2021-10-13 3:01:27 PM  
Låter bra
 
2021-10-13 3:02:58 PM  

will.i.ain't: insufferable woman who pronounced gif as jif


She was correct on this one.  Source: The guy who invented the GIF format included a pronunciation guide in the original documentation.
 
2021-10-13 3:03:01 PM  

Yaw String: I just figured "IKEA" was swedish for "over-priced cheap shiat".


Maybe you should stop doing your own figuring then. Ikea is far from overpriced, and their build quality is actually really good, not counting the bottom line shiat. But the majority of their shiat is actually built well, and you get a deal on your furniture.
 
2021-10-13 3:03:04 PM  

Kalyco Jack: Instead the word is pronounced  'EE-key-uh, according to a US YouTuber

Well there's a reliable source of information if ever I heard one!


My Gyro.
 
2021-10-13 3:03:40 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: will.i.ain't: insufferable woman who pronounced gif as jif

She was correct on this one.  Source: The guy who invented the GIF format included a pronunciation guide in the original documentation.


That guy needs to learn how to pronounce graphical, then.
 
2021-10-13 3:04:01 PM  
i put some Ikea in my Mazda, once.
 
2021-10-13 3:04:59 PM  
Ikea Meatballs
Youtube VZR-Zszkzsk
 
2021-10-13 3:05:22 PM  
I generally call it, "Fark goddaminit, fit you bastard before I get the farking hammer shait farker!"
 
2021-10-13 3:05:31 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Source: The guy who invented the GIF format included a pronunciation guide in the original documentation.


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2021-10-13 3:05:40 PM  

Alien Robot: So in the English language, is the name of the country it's based in pronounced "Sweden" or "Sverige"?

/hint: English pronunciations are different than Swedish pronunciations
//extend this thought to how the name of the company is pronounced


Steve Wilhite (gif creator) says it's pronounced 'jif' - like the peanut butter.
 
2021-10-13 3:06:08 PM  
And Adidas is pronounced "AH-dee-das"  according to Germans in the know (like LA-di-dah").  But really, it isn't.
 
2021-10-13 3:06:18 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Source: The guy who invented the GIF format included a pronunciation guide in the original documentation.

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2021-10-13 3:06:21 PM  
IT'S THE EE-KEE SHUFFLE

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2021-10-13 3:06:33 PM  
I pronounce it "Icky" and I shan't be stopping.
 
2021-10-13 3:07:11 PM  

DMDmarty: Heamer: LOL @ all the rubes still insisting we pronounce "gif" with a hard "G."

It has always been and will always be hard g.
The g in graphical does not magically change to a j no matter how hard you want it to.


But the g in "genial", "giant", and "giraffe" does, so y'know...  🧟
 
2021-10-13 3:07:20 PM  
It's Jif because you didn't specify you weren't taking about peanut butter.
 
2021-10-13 3:07:21 PM  

BafflerMeal: Stratohead: GIF can be Prononouced "JIF" , the same way my middle name is pronoucnes Jii Orge not GI Orge

English is a mess.

"ghoti" spells "fish".


"ghoughpteighbteau tchoghs"  is another way to spell  "potato chips"
 
2021-10-13 3:08:01 PM  
'I refuse to believe this,' one person wrote, another said: 'Umm what?'
'I'm not gonna pronounce it that way even if that's true,' a third wrote.


This "journalism" of quoting tweets, likes, posts and comments has got to go.
 
2021-10-13 3:08:44 PM  
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2021-10-13 3:08:56 PM  
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2021-10-13 3:09:02 PM  
It's pronounced "jif" because it stands for Giraffic Interchange Format.

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You know giraffic like how gaming computers have a high-end giraffic card?
 
2021-10-13 3:10:35 PM  

Mikey1969: That guy needs to learn how to pronounce graphical, then.


Acronyms don't HAVE to be pronounced the way the letters are in the source words.
 
2021-10-13 3:11:37 PM  
Here's the teaser to the opera.  They pronounce IKEA correctly.


INGVAR! - en musikalisk möbelsaga om Ingvar Kamprad och hans IKEA på Svenska Teatern
Youtube BQqhsvt0alQ
 
2021-10-13 3:12:32 PM  

Raoul Eaton: ArcadianRefugee: SpectroBoy: Correction.

It *WAS* JIF, it is now GIF

Wait, what?  Since when?

It helps distinguish between peanut butter and image formats.


Given that it involves my laptop screen, I don't think I've ever been confused between the two.
 
2021-10-13 3:12:56 PM  
It's "jif" for two reasons:

1) The creator of the format says it's "jif"
2) "gif" sound stupid.
 
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