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Petty rant

I don't know why this bothers me so much, but I am so, so tired of this idea that pronouncing "gif" as "jif" is the most ridiculous thing ever "because it starts with a G".

Giraffe, gin, ginger, gigantic, gif.

Both are legitimate pronunciations, arrived at by different linguistic reasoning, so can we please just accept that and move on, instead of flooding Tumblr with stupid text posts and macros and other nonsense?

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taricalmcacil
Jun. 12th, 2013 04:02 am (UTC)
Plus I've read it several computer text books the creators of the format pronounced gif "like the peanut butter". I swear people forget that English is the most fucked up language ever anyway.
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