I think Chris Hardwick has finally settled the GIF pronunciation debate once and for all.
Sorry. “GIF” is a name. A name that was pronounced as “Jiff” by its creator. People mispronouncing a name after they know how its SUPPOSED to be pronounced, are just stuck-up, whiny babies. Because this is the internet, and they were just proven wrong.
Plus a linguist would also understand that there are “G”s that make “J” sounds.
Oh, plus your mom isn’t a linguist either, but she still gave you a name that is pronounced a certain way (even if she spelled it differently than the status quo).
Honestly, this was just a colloquial happenstance (like crayfish and crawfish) until people who heard the creator make his declaration decided to have some submission to authority complex over it. I’m standing with the hardline-G’s because I can’t stand people who need to correct people over stupid shit that isn’t even, in the most realistic terms, wrong in the first place.
i.e. I didn’t have an opinion on it until the jiffies had to stir shit up.