extraneousredux: According to this article, the GIF was invented by Steve Wilhite in 1987. If anyone gets to declare pronunciation, it would probably be him.
“He 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.””
I’ve always said “gif”. I guess I’ll have to switch to “jif” now. :p
Just found out this is Clitoris Appreciation week, I will not be surprised if next week is “learning and respecting your Restraining order” week.