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GIF creator Steve Wilhite confirms gif is pronounced "jif"

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Invented in 1987, today the GIF has become the aesthetic calling card of modern Internet culture.

Steve is proud of the GIF, but remains annoyed that there is still any debate over the pronunciation of the format.

“The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Mr. Wilhite said. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”

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