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

23 Jul 2009   #31
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

let's not mention the animated ones! who remembers 90's webpages? *shudder*
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23 Jul 2009   #32
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
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.

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I have now unconsciously started pronouncing it as "Jiff".

Thanks for the info, I liked it.

~Lordbob
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24 Jul 2009   #33
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ive always pronounced it as G-U-I. I dont much care for "sloppy names".
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24 Jul 2009   #34
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Ive always pronounced it as G-U-I. I dont much care for "sloppy names".
GUI is actually supposed to be gooey. That is what the designers called it (I believe so, I know I read that somewhere...)

~Lordbob
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24 Jul 2009   #35
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Ive always pronounced it as G-U-I. I dont much care for "sloppy names".
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
GUI is actually supposed to be gooey. That is what the designers called it (I believe so, I know I read that somewhere...)
Yup, GUI is pronounced as a the word 'goey' since it is an acronym: Gui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But I really don't mind people using is as just an abbreviation and calling it G-U-I since "goey" does sound silly. But I will taunt you if you do.

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01 Jun 2010   #36
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Knight = Ki-nig-hit
Ginger != Gin-jar
Ajax = cleans


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01 Jun 2010   #37
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

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
Potato or Pottato
I say French Fries
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02 Jun 2010   #38
smarteyeball

 
 

lol

Personally I don't care if it's meant to be pronounced 'gooey' - to me it will always be G-U-I, or just U-I.


Mind you I see it more than say it, so it's not an 'end of worlder' for me.


I'll keep 'ooey' for describing sticky stuff...
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02 Jun 2010   #39
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
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
I have now unconsciously started pronouncing it as "Jiff".

Thanks for the info, I liked it.

~Lordbob
Yeah, the The Beatles said Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds had nothing whatsoever to do with LSD.

It ain't taxes man. It's "revenue enhancement."


"Gooey", or "G-U-I"?-3dachaud.gif


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02 Jun 2010   #40
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

smarteyeball - smarty eye-ball

Don't ask me why I want to pronounce it like that every time I see it, I don't know.
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