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Today's Poll: 07/01/2015

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What do you believe is the correct way to pronounce the name of the file format GIF? Submitted By Team Swagbucks, CA
I have no idea what a GIF is
With a hard "g" like in the word "gift"
"Jif" as in the peanut butter
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thelovelylindsey
on 07/01/15
Both Pres. Obama and tumblr founder David Karp have confirmed it's with a hard "g". Just sayin' ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
CAC0
on 07/01/15
Oh if Obama says it, it must be true!
CAC0
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
I encourage everyone to do a check to see if their double points seem correct. I don't want to jump the gun. But I think something is not right for me. LOL. Lots of things are not RIGHT for me!
chrisco12
on 07/01/15
its not right and also heard that they are stopping the bonus
CAC0
on 07/01/15
Stopping the double bonus? From encrage and nGage?
CAC0
on 07/01/15
LOL "encrage" = enrave rage.
IanNewYasha
on 07/01/15
CAC0 and 7 others liked this  
Swaj-code MrsButton
(but only redeemable via Swaj-button as the code implies) :(
bluela
on 07/01/15
I love how Swagbucks is deliberately excluding loyal members by offering specials that require using a tool they cannot install.
CAC0
on 07/01/15
Whatevah! They do what they wannnt!
musiclady
on 07/01/15
Thank you!
quisppette
on 07/01/15
not sure how its pronounced but i know what it stands for so I can guess its pronounced G as in GIFT
Roxkiel
on 07/01/15
TRGR and 1 others liked this  
You need to add an option for "I don't care."
mrmosco71
on 07/01/15
Get It Free...Right!
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
It's actually a slang word for Girlfriend
Like Bae
tinaeminem
on 07/01/15
danodaycare and 2 others liked this  
Actually, it stands for Graphics Interchange Format. They're those little video memes you see a lot on sites like Facebook and Tumblr.
CAC0
on 07/01/15
they can be static too
queeneve
on 07/01/15
I was listening to a nerdist podcast with Wil Wheaton and Chris Hardwick, and they disagree on how to pronounce it...at one point hardwick shouts "Gesus!" and it made me laugh for weeks.
rylew
on 07/01/15
gregage liked this  
Ah-ah-ah. You need to pronounce it right. Ah-ah-ah!
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
CAC0 liked this  
Who use GIF nowadays? AOL and Microsoft 98' days is long gone.
femmeboy01
on 07/01/15
tinaeminem and 4 others liked this  
It stands for Graphics Interchange Format, not Giraffe-ics Interchange Format. Hard G.
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
Actually it is pronounced as Jurassic not Graphic
zephyr359
on 07/01/15
CAC0 and 4 others liked this  
Facebook isn't a book, Apple isn't an apple, and height isn't pronounced "hate" (like weight or freight). There isn't always logic to name creation or word pronunciation. Or, is there?

I respect the creators of the GIF that's why I pronounce the "g" with the "j" sound. They went with the more creative pronunciation than the logical one. "Choosy developers choose GIF." The world would be soooo boring without creativity and imagination.
Jenks365
on 07/01/15
thelovelylindsey and 12 others liked this  
Jesus himself could come down and tell me it was pronounced "Jif" and I still would say it with a hard 'g'
m3rcip0url3v3nin
on 07/01/15
tinaeminem liked this  
you totally have a tumblr don't you
zephyr359
on 07/01/15
I don't think Jesus would care how you or anyone else pronounces this acronym. The way commenters are responding to each other, maybe -- Calling each other stupid, morons, idiots, etc. over a silly poll question.
starrstultz
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
Technically it's initialism and not an acronym. But like you said it ain't worth the name calling.
MortFink
on 07/01/15
TheLadyJane liked this  
GIF creator: It's a soft 'g', Mr. President. Steve Wilhite, the man who created the GIF, is miffed that anyone -- be it the Oxford English Dictionary or the White House -- should imagine it's not pronounced like "jiffy."
LadyLandshark
on 07/01/15
tinaeminem and 3 others liked this  
Do you mean Gesus?
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
tinaeminem liked this  
He meant Jose. I am more happy to be called God too but I am not picky.
QuickMsSwagSum
on 07/01/15
JaguarXing and 1 others liked this  
And you still would be wrong.
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
tinaeminem and 2 others liked this  
You dare to defy my father's pronunciation?

Please kindly donate in order to have your sin absolved
zephyr359
on 07/01/15
bohemianbeatnik liked this  
If Jenks365 is your father, then we're all doomed for sure. :P
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
danodaycare and 2 others liked this  
Humanity has been doomed since Spice Girls topped the world chart.
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
I had scholarships and research grants, this debt is owed to the city and state. Fines and whatnots. I should ask for a copy of my mugshot at least.

Congratulation! Hope those get paid off quick. Dinner and drinks on me. Just keep me out of trouble.
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
Merci, never heard of it before, reminds me sort of like The Transplants.

Which I like despite the lifestyle. My current band is sort of like that with some rap verse sprinkled in between choruses,
zephyr359
on 07/01/15
bohemianbeatnik liked this  
Good luck! I paid off my college loan. Now, I'm chiseling away at my credit card debt.
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
That photo is three years old but next year once I paid my debt and saved up my money I will get my Mohawk back as I will quit this boring job.
zephyr359
on 07/01/15
bohemianbeatnik liked this  
Dr. Israel - Copper (Brooklyn version) featuring Rancid
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
My college years, can't have a Mohawk now :( so now I got a Ramones hair cut since work accept it for now.

Thank you. I dig Rancid, Operation Ivy and Tim Armstrong & Friends albums.
zephyr359
on 07/01/15
bohemianbeatnik liked this  
So, was the other profile pic of you or some other punk rocker?

Like I said on my other comment...looks like a young Tim Armstrong. Rancid is a cool band. I have one of their albums.
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
She is...words cannot describe her beauty and how wonderfully nice she is. Gavin Rossdale is cool and nice too and all but darn.
zephyr359
on 07/01/15
bohemianbeatnik liked this  
I heard she's breathtaking. I worked with people who knew her personally.
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
Man, Once I saw Gwen bicycle riding at Griffith Park, I couldn't hold myself
but anyways Beckham saved the world from suffering Spice Girls music. He is the Yoko Ono that we needed.
zephyr359
on 07/01/15
bohemianbeatnik liked this  
Handsome David Beckham would beg to differ. And, the Beckhams are friends with Gwen Stefani (ska punk queen). :P
Swizzlenut
on 07/01/15
tarheel4ever liked this  
Rebel.
s99mac
on 07/01/15
I think it should be said Jif, but my husband pronounces it Gif.
famlingo
on 07/01/15
LadyLandshark liked this  
I know how it's supposed to be pronounced, but I don't care. If they wanted it pronounced as jiff, they should've spelled it with a j.
LadyLandshark
on 07/01/15
tinaeminem and 2 others liked this  
the g stands for graphics too, not jraphics.
DaddyEvil
on 07/01/15
But graphics is said with a hard g so the g should be pronounced the same, shouldn't it?
BuckSwaghorn
on 07/01/15
Mida4 liked this  
That's not how acronyms work. "Underwater" starts with a short "u", but we don't pronounce "scuba" as "skuh-baa". We don't pronounce NASA as "nae-saa", even though that first "a" stands for "aeronautics". How the "g" is pronounced in "graphic" is irrelevant to the pronunciation of GIF.
ValADel
on 07/01/15
but "A" makes sense in NASA because of "apple"

After all, it's not called a "ae"ple
ErnestSewell
on 07/01/15
aacramer and 1 others liked this  
The creator said "it's pronounced JIF". So if the creator of the format said so, that's what it is. Period.
RoyalWhite
on 07/01/15
Hyemia and 1 others liked this  
I just say each letter, so I don't pronounce it either way. Where is the other option?
leonardo10
on 07/01/15
Its correctly pronounce as JIF but I always call it a GIF...lol
Cybertron765
on 07/01/15
xxMasterPro liked this  
The people who created the GIF pronounce it "Jif" but the "G" stands for graphic. That is the reason that you will never hear me pronounce it "Jif".
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
tinaeminem and 1 others liked this  
Let's see if anyone dares to flag down Punk Rock Jesus.
DaddyEvil
on 07/01/15
bohemianbeatnik and 1 others liked this  
I'm tempted now just to make you feel special. But punk rock Jesus is rather nice looking; my daughter would approve.
MortFink
on 07/01/15
GIF creator: It's a soft 'g', Mr. President. Steve Wilhite, the man who created the GIF, is miffed that anyone -- be it the Oxford English Dictionary or the White House -- should imagine it's not pronounced like "jiffy." CASE CLOSED!
verita
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
Pronouncing it with a hard G makes me cringe every single time. It sounds awful. STOP SAYING IT THAT WAY. Sheesh. For everybody who says "it's a hard G like gift" I say "it's a soft G like giraffe." [There should be an internet button for "spoken with a quasi-exasperated, humorous tone."]
rj1101
on 07/01/15
ITS A SOFT G FOOLS I CANNOT BELIEVE SO MANY ARE WRONG HAHAHAHAHAHA
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
CAC0 liked this  
They got blue diamond shaped pills for that.
bluela
on 07/01/15
What is the correct way? According to the namer, "jif." What is the way everyone has said it forever, and still do? Gif with a hard G. If you want people to say things a certain way when you name something, you have to tell them. How those rat-things in the commercials told us it was "Keeez-nosse," not "Quiznose."
akapopinjay
on 07/01/15
tcbook and 2 others liked this  
The g stands for "graphics" not "jraphics".
QuickMsSwagSum
on 07/01/15
No one cares. It's JIF!!!!! http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/22/tech/web/pronounce-gif/
romanczuk
on 07/01/15
If CNN is your source then I definitely will pronounce it the other way. (Isis Flag at Gay Pride parade!!!!)
KathyH
on 07/01/15
musickat21 liked this  
IT DOSE NOT MATTER
rohitd88
on 07/01/15
like it
musiclady
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
Yes, it's Jif.
AmySGH
on 07/01/15
Oops. Sorry about the repeats.
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
tinaeminem liked this  
You have been forgiven my child.
AmySGH
on 07/01/15
laeloquence liked this  
I say "G - I - F." Anyone else?
AmySGH
on 07/01/15
I say "G - I - F." Anyone else?
Jayesper
on 07/01/15
laeloquence and 1 others liked this  
Gee Eye Eff *raises eyebrow at poll*
AmethystRedfern
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 and 1 others liked this  
What happened to the swag button?
soonerg
on 07/01/15
appleg8 and 4 others liked this  
Nobody really liked it, and it felt like it was just being used. So it got mad and left the site...ran off crying.
zephyr359
on 07/01/15
It's still an option under "Discover".
soonerg
on 07/01/15
Oh, it's just hiding.
zephyr359
on 07/01/15
SB is naughty that way. :P
anberly
on 07/01/15
LouisianaPW liked this  
I was wondering the same thing. I'm getting rid of mine if I don't get my daily reward
SparkleBee
on 07/01/15
I have no idea what a GIF is. I guess I'll search it on Goodsearch. According to the comments it's pronouced Jif.
soonerg
on 07/01/15
Swizzlenut and 1 others liked this  
For the record, if SB ever asks, my g is hard.
CaMaAl21
on 07/01/15
tinaeminem and 2 others liked this  
It stands for "Graphics Interchange Format." So... hard g.
QuickMsSwagSum
on 07/01/15
Copy and paste this link: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/22/tech/web/pronounce-gif/ ......You're welcome
Littlemanda
on 07/01/15
verita and 1 others liked this  
Wow, lots of people don't know that the correct way is like Jif.
mak62184
on 07/01/15
I know it is. I just don't care. Jif sounds stupid to me.
DarkPrognosis
on 07/01/15
I hear the mis-pronunciation all of the time even from professionals.
Mimitwinkle
on 07/01/15
Professional whats? Professional GIF makers?
soonerg
on 07/01/15
yes
MissSiv
on 07/01/15
musickat21 liked this  
Until 'graphic' is pronounced 'jraphic' I'm saying it with a G.
tarheel4ever
on 07/01/15
bohemianbeatnik and 13 others liked this  
Swag Code = FIRECRACKER

Worth 3 swagbucks!

Hurry before it expires!
bohemianbeatnik
on 07/01/15
tinaeminem liked this  
It made my computer self destruct and exploded.
IchigoHollowfi
on 07/01/15
tarheel4ever liked this  
Thanks! :D
roseanddean
on 07/01/15
tarheel4ever liked this  
THANK U
LindseyMiner1
on 07/01/15
tarheel4ever liked this  
Thanks!
Sensorykid
on 07/01/15
tarheel4ever liked this  
Thank you
tarheel4ever
on 07/01/15
You are all most welcome!
QuickMsSwagSum
on 07/01/15
You're not allowed to say any swag codes here! It's against the rules!!! (I already knew of this swag code though)
QuickMsSwagSum
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
IT'S PRONOUNCED 'JIF' !!!!!!!!!!! If you don't believe me, go to this link: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/22/tech/web/pronounce-gif/
EairyZero
on 07/01/15
where's the "I really don't care what people call it 'cause I still know what they're talking about" option
sean90now
on 07/01/15
Why can't you down-vote on swagbucks? Then it would make these boards interesting enough to look at so I will read more than 2 or 3 comments.
MsQueen
on 07/01/15
bluela and 2 others liked this  
It's not what we believe. It's what the creator says is the CORRECT pronunciation. It's JIF.
mjverostek
on 07/01/15
nirvanagirl1 liked this  
If the creator wanted it to be pronounced JIF he should have spelled it that way!
jrwarhawk
on 07/01/15
SandynPaul and 1 others liked this  
I pronounce it G.I.F. so my option is not there.
Nikki7842
on 07/01/15
So we no longer get a swagbuck for sawbuck button T_T first the mobile app now here what is next....
kazooga1234
on 07/01/15
The correct answer is THEY ARE BOTH RIGHT
tarheel4ever
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
Another politician. :)
lilbitcal
on 07/01/15
Who is supposed to answer these questions?
Swizzlenut
on 07/01/15
tarheel4ever liked this  
Whoever wants to.
tarheel4ever
on 07/01/15
Swizzlenut and 1 others liked this  
And, (as you will note by the comments), you don't even have to be correct. :) :)
amenmartini
on 07/01/15
zephyr359 liked this  
JIF!
Porter777
on 07/01/15
ECgirl88 and 2 others liked this  
Steve Wilhite created the Graphics Interchange Format, or GIF, while working for Compuserve in 1987. On Tuesday, he received a Webby Award for it and delivered his five-word acceptance speech (that's all the Webbys allow) by flashing a GIF on the big screens at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York. And, in a flash, it all became clear:"It's pronounced JIF, not GIF."
kmarie24
on 07/01/15
I mean. I KNOW he says it's supposed to be pronounced that way. But. It just doesn't seem right. =P
KathyH
on 07/01/15
Mimitwinkle and 2 others liked this  
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!
debbcat
on 07/01/15
Maybe it's like a lot of words. Depends on what part of the country you come from.
JediMobius
on 07/01/15
sillyslicker liked this  
Um, no, the answer is "either way is fine."

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