Since ‘GIF’ Became The ‘Word Of The Year 2012′ Can People Finally Learn How It’s Pronounced?
How to properly pronounce the term “GIF” has honestly been one of my biggest uphill battles since I started working online. Is it “Jiff” or “Giff?” Luckily, that particular fight was put to bed today as the Oxford Dictionaries (aka the company behind the definitive lexicon of the English language) chose the term “GIF” as their “Word of the Year 2012” and chose to include the word’s correct pronunciation.
Suck it, internet.
BTW, don’t anyone start saying that “JIFF” is the correct ENGLISH (non-American) pronunciation of the word… Oxford Dictionaries gave Britain its very own word. That word is “omnishambles” which won out against terms like “Eurogeddon” and “mummy porn.”
This brings us to our next story tangent which is coincidentally the best headline I’ve read all day, “‘Omnishambles’ beats off ‘mummy porn,’ becomes English word of 2012“.
I’ll leave you with a bunch of .GIFs demonstrating how I feel.