strongbad's emails #51

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    Talking strongbad's emails #51

    remember the little discussion we all had awhile back ago about the proncounciation of GIF?

    I think many of you will enjoy this one:

    http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail51.html
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    roflmao

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    Lots of GIFS!!!!
    lol, i love people like that...
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    lots of nerd? Wait. that was us. It's "JIFF" by the way
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    that's really funny...
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    I've noticed a lot of people, especially if they use GeoCities, have taken Strongbad's suggestions to heart. He's right, though: You've got to love long, pointless Flash intros.

    Originally posted by FillYourBrain
    lots of nerd? Wait. that was us. It's "JIFF" by the way
    Wrong! Everyone in the world and the aliens the next galaxy over know "gif" is pronounced (in Evan Kirshenbaum's ASCII'zation of the International Phonetic Alphabet, or IPA) /gIf/ ("hard" g, "short" i) because that's how I chose to start pronouncing it in my head before I heard anyone else pronounce it. The pronunciation /dZIf/ ("soft" g/English j sound) is completely newb.

    And what's with people pronouncing JPEG as /'dZeIpEg/ ('jay peg) instead of /dZeI pi 'i dZi/ (jay pea 'eeh gee)?
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    We already discussed it here

    So don't start up a debate again...
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    because that's how I chose to start pronouncing it in my head
    Love the argument there.
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    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
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    Unregd, you be wrong. Take it up with the inventor of the format.
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    Originally posted by FillYourBrain
    Unregd, you be wrong. Take it up with the inventor of the format.
    It's pronounced with a hard g because that's how i say it and have you ever seen me be wrong?

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    I beat up the inventor of the gif and stole his lunch money. Instead of telling him to say uncle, I made him mispronounce GIF.

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    Haha... man...

    You have too much time on your hands when you go through each of Strong Bad's emails... the scrolling rap bit he does gets a bit tiring. Perhaps I should email him to change it up hahaha...

    Thanks DavidP, you've wasted at least 5 or so hours of my life. =) Cheers.
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    After you gave me the link to the site I looked at every one of Strongbad's e-mails, mailed him a few, and checked out the rest of Homestar Runner's website. Pretty cool stuff.

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    I heard some nerds arguing about it once
    lol - me too.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    It's pronounced with a hard g because that's how i say it and have you ever seen me be wrong?
    you're government... you have to be wrong

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