Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "Gooey", or "G-U-I"?

23 Jul 2009   #21
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
You guys better pronounce this the right way (ie: my way) or I shall taunt you a second time!

And if you get the ones in bold wrong, I will taunt you a third time!

... .gif = Giff (with a hard G sound)
GHIFF??? No way!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #22
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tripacer99 View Post
Just wanted to know how you pronounce different computer-related abbreviations.

I pronounce the following as:

GUI= G-U-I
SATA= Say Tuh
.gif= jiff
SQL= S-Q-L
SCSI= Scuzzy
JPG/JPEG= J-P-G/Jay Peg
Gooey
SAT-uh
Gif (as is Ghif) (b/c it stands for Graphical, which uses a G sound not a J sound, and is an acronym)
S-Q-L or SEE-qual
Scuzzy
Both get called J-Peg (as in JAY-peg)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #23
Antman

 

RTFM - create a new thread
SOL - looking for RTM links and keys at SF
OS - Other Sources for RTM links and keys not found at SF
VHD - Very Hard to Determine why someone is still looking for RTM links and keys at SF
ISO - In Search Of RTM links and keys at SF
ASAP - someone still looking for RTM links and keys at SF
RC - Really Could use a link to RTM and keys
PITA - T*n
SF - Stop F*n around with this thread
BAN - me, if I'm not careful
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Jul 2009   #24
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
PITA - Ten
Careful, there, Antman. hehehehe. Still, lol.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #25
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
GHIFF??? No way!!
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl8H-rm6kt4"]YouTube - monty python and the holy grail[/ame]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Gif (as is Ghif) (b/c it stands for Graphical, which uses a G sound not a J sound, and is an acronym)
Thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #26
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

The creators of the format pronounced GIF with a soft "g", /ˈdʒɪf/, as in "George".

However, many people pronounce GIF with a hard "G", as in a 'gift' /ˈɡɪf/, reflecting the way it is pronounced in its own acronym (Graphics Interchange Format).

According to the creator of the GIF format, Steve Wilhite, the pronunciation deliberately echoes that of an American peanut butter brand, Jif, and the employees of CompuServe would often say "Choosy developers choose GIF", spoofing this brand's television commercials.

This pronunciation was also identified by CompuServe in their documentation of a graphics display program called CompuShow.
Both pronunciations are given as correct by the Oxford English Dictionary and the American Heritage Dictionary.

source
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #27
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Thanks, mickey! Good information there.

As for me, I'll continue to call it gif with a hard "g". The .gif formats is one of the few proprietary formats for images with a nasty copyright on it, and the "Jiff" pronounciation is just a marketing ploy that stuck. But it was almost outdated had it not included the transparency and animation features.

This is also why I hate Blu-ray and would have embraced HD-DVD had it not been killed by corporations a while back.

And to be example-happy, this is also why I buy digital cameras that accept AA batteries (I use AA rechargables) and SD memory for storage (though SD almost became proprietary had it not been reverse engineered). Down with proprietary formats!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #28
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
Down with proprietary formats!
Amen, brother ... but the Magic Stick is so cute!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #29
Antman

 

CompuServe is gone, remaining, in part, as a brand name only. WorldCom is gone - good riddance. H&R Block remains after having played their interest in CompuServe into a 60 multiple lump sum.

CompuServe played every angle incorrectly, reason enough to say "Gee, I F'd up".

All copyrights to the underlying compression technology have expired worldwide.

Besides, GIFs do not smell like fresh roasted peanuts. They smell like ozone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #30
DJG

 

And they can be so transparent it's revolting ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?
I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE. No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work. But this is another problem which should not discussed here. When I type now one of the following...
General Discussion
Kyboard deos not respond to the keys: "e", "d", "c" and "3"
Example sentence: vrytim I prss ths kys, nothing happns. Now I'm writing with my on-sreen keyboard. I'm clueless when it comes to computer stuff. How do I fix this? Is this a software problem, or a hardware problem?Help is much appreciated!
Hardware & Devices
Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme
Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere. Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using...
Customization
BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"
Hi everyone! Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two...
BSOD Help and Support
Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"
My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar...
General Discussion
Remaking "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders
hi, OK, this is a weird one. I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and...
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App