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  • Gee-You-I

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  • Gooey

    18 51.43%
  • Other (graphical user interface, etc.)

    2 5.71%

how do you say GUI?

This is a discussion on how do you say GUI? within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I always said it like Gee-You-I as in the letters, but then when I got into my A+ class, my ...

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    how do you say GUI?

    I always said it like Gee-You-I as in the letters, but then when I got into my A+ class, my instructer was calling it a gooey... it's starting to rub off on me, and i'm wondering if there's a right way, and how everybody else says it...
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    I prefer gee-you-eye as most professionals, but it's largely personal preference.
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    do you prelude? It's just that GUI gets used as a prefix so often that it makes functions easier to say by saying Gooey. I guess it probably depends on who you work around too. I just found out recently that .gif is pronounced JIFF and not GIFF. pronouncing things incorrectly can make you look silly can't it.
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    i say gooey. Old Dilbert cartoon was the first time I saw it pronounced in any manner so it kinda suck.

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    oh, and I learned how to pronounce "epoch" from the matrix.

    (epoch relates to the way the system stores time. The point at which the system time was zero is known as "the start of the epoch")
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    I always thought of it as "Gwee," but I never say it outloud
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    I probably use all 3, it depends who I'm talking too. To me It's Gee-You-Eye, but when doing a presentation or something, I use either the words or gooey because those 3 characters don't exactly roll off the tongue nicely. It's the "G" that does it. When talking to my colleagues, pretty much everything we produce(d) has a GUI, so simplifiyng to "UI", is much easier to say, and is understood to mean "GUI".

    A .gif is a Giff, not a Jiff. Never heard that.
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    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
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    nope. the spec actually gives pronunciation. I was surprised too.

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    here http://www.olsenhome.com/gif/
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    yeah, the standard calls for jif... i've always called it that anyway...
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    Every time I hear "Gooey" I cringe, it's so stupid. G U I for me.
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    this has been done before
    gee u eye
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    Gee-you-eye

    Gooey makes me cringe as well...it sounds so...gooey and slimy and non-programmer-ish
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    Gee-you-eye

    Gooey sounds silly, especially when a professional adult is saying it.

    Jiff for me too.

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    >>> nope. the spec actually gives pronunciation. I was surprised too.

    I think any standard that seeks to formularise the way people say the 3 characters gif is being overly pedantic. I have never heard anyone call it "JIFF", always "GIFF".

    Since the letter "J" is pronounced as a "Y" in Danish, "JIFF" would come out as "YIFF", thus stating it should be pronounced "JIFF" already adds ambiguity to the point.

    Consider the derivation of the abreviation "G"raphics not "J"raphics. Trying to pronounce that put me in mind of a long necked African camel relative.

    Frankly, I don't care, I would probably understand what someone meant however they pronounced it.
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    i've never actually heard anybody say giff before... actually, I have, but it was in an HTML class and the teacher corrected them... that was the last time i heard that...

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