Re: Pronounce this

Seth Golub (
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 16:46:18 -0700

CobraBoy! <> writes:

> .GIF, believe it or not this is pronounced "Jiff" according to the
> author of the standard.

Usually I stick to the natives-always-say-it-right-by-definitiion
rule, but in this one case I have to say that he's crazy.

"GIF", like "gift" and "Gifford" has a hard 'g'. It doesn't stand for
Jraffics Interchange Format, nor is it a brand of peanut butter.

> Is it "day-mon" or "dee-mon" ?

I say "dee-mon", and I've never heard anyone say it the other way.