How do you pronounce it?

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I think 'gibe' is something like 'mock'.
 
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Gokul43201 said:
Guess you're not a Trekkie then. :frown:
Hey! Them's fightin' words!:mad:
 
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Gokul43201 said:
I think 'gibe' is something like 'mock'.
Aha! It can also be spelled 'jibe.' I'd never seen it spelled with a 'g' before.
http://www.answers.com/topic/gibe

I don't mind unusual spellings, but I do wish we could all agree on one spelling per word. :rolleyes:
 
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Affricate all the way, baby.
 
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[...]Just like the peanut butter. [...]
:rofl: That is exactly what I was thinking about.
 
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Gokul43201 said:
Plosive g here too - just like 'gift' (jypht).
Moonbear said:
:rofl: Hopefully MIH already finished her Coke and Evo hasn't started on her coffee yet.

heh heh. Jokul 'ploded! :rofl:
 
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I pronounce it how it looks... "gif" with a G as in gah
 
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Hey! Them's fightin' words!:mad:
Well, then there's only only way to pronounce d-a-t-a. Now say after me : loo-ten-uhnt cum-man-duhr day-tah
 
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Gokul43201 said:
Well, then there's only only way to pronounce d-a-t-a. Now say after me : loo-ten-uhnt cum-man-duhr day-tah
My Alabama cousins call him Day-ter.:biggrin:
 
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I agree, it's day-ta, but a single datum should be pronounced with a really nasal Joyzee a. :biggrin: I don't even know how to explain that sound in writing...not ah, not ay, more like the a in apple, but you've got to give it a good dose of nasal-ness. :rofl:
 
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I waver. Sometimes your way and sometimes dottum and dotta.
 
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Math Is Hard said:
me, too. Just like the peanut butter. But I hear people say it both ways all the time.
I also say the first vowel of data sometimes with long a and sometimes with short a. I've never really decided which I like better.
Nope, it's a hard G as in gift.

A poor girl in our data training class said "dahtah", and the instructor jumped down her throat and told her to never pronounce it that way again. It's "DAY tah" It has become skewed though over the years, but back in the early 70's we only designed DAY tah circuits.
 
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Evo said:
Nope, it's a hard G as in gift.
I first heard it as "jiff" probably around 1989 and it stuck. Here's some more people sold on the "jiff" pronounciantion:
http://www.olsenhome.com/gif/
CompuServe used to distribute a graphics display program called CompuShow.
In the documentation for version 8.33 in the FAQ section, it states:
The GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), pronounced "JIF", was designed by CompuServe and the official specification released in June of 1987.
So, I'm not so crazy after all. :smile:
A poor girl in our data training class said "dahtah", and the instructor jumped down her throat and told her to never pronounce it that way again. It's "DAY tah" It has become skewed though over the years, but back in the early 70's we only designed DAY tah circuits.
wow. harsh! We're so lenient in California. Tomato, tomahto, whatever. :rofl:
 
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OK, now do Giga, as in Gigabyte.
 
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It's gotta be Gigabyte as in 'gig'.

Because 'Jiggabyte' just sounds like it would cost you a 20 to get one for the groom-to-be.
 
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I pronounce it zjlllrfff but then I'm from Zunarb 7, and we have a 4 ft tongue that rolls up to fit in a small mouth.

I don't think it matters how you pronounce most things, just as long as they don't shoot you for being an ugly reptillian space monster. You Earthlings are wierd.:rolleyes::smile:
 
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I pronounce it zjlllrfff but then I'm from Zunarb 7, and we have a 4 ft tongue that rolls up to fit in a small mouth.
My wife wants your phone number.
 
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DaveC426913 said:
My wife wants your phone number.

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to make a "Jim Carrey in Earth Girls are Easy" comment.
 
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George Jones said:
I was wondering how long it would take for someone to make a "Jim Carrey in Earth Girls are Easy" comment.
:biggrin: ooh, great movie! I have the soundtrack.
Cause I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah.
 
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pronouced withte the "g"et...i don't think i know anyone who pronounces it "jif"
 
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JIF is peanut butter. :biggrin:

Gif is graphics. :rolleyes:
 
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pronouced withte the "g"et...i don't think i know anyone who pronounces it "jif"

Last night, within the span of a minute, my wife pronounced it both ways. :biggrin:
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIF
Pronunciation: Some English-speakers pronounce the acronym "GIF" with a plosive (as in the word "gift"). However, the creators of the file format pronounced the acronym as "JIF" during its unveiling presentation in the 1980s. Surveys reveal that around 70% of speakers prefer the plosive pronunciation. [3], which is consistent with the pronunciation of the individual words in the acronym.

So about 30% of us choosy mothers choose "jiff". :biggrin:
 

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