Choosy Designers Choose GIF. May 22, 2013 By Julia Moran Martz in Blog Posts, Fun Stuff 4 Comments Tags: gif And yet, there was a genius on Twitter who swore there were no words beginning with a soft “g” in the dictionary. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)
I think it should be pronounced “heef,” like gila monster.
Or “if,” like gnarly.
Personally, I now have come around and am on a crusade in favor of the hard “g.” However, my crusade is to stop referring to JPEG files as JPEGs. After all, that refers to the originators of the file format, the Joint Photographic Experts Group and we don’t refer to a GIF file as a “Compuserve,” now, do we? If we stop using JPEG, we’d have the fun of referring to the file format with its actual name, which is JIF, and just confuse everyone.
“So, what file format did you want, a GIF or a JIF?”
Thank you for the clarification. I never would have guessed it!