About a year ago, the Internet split into 2 rival groups: those who thought the word ‘GIF’ should be pronounced with a hard G (gun, giggity, goodie goodie gum drops, girl, etc.)… and those who thought it should be pronounced JIF (like the buttered peanuts).
Personally, I voted HARD G. GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format… so it would make sense, then, that the G for Graphics would remain hard (hard like Spider-Man).
Though my opinion was the popular one, fuel was spat on the fire by the GIF creator himself, Mr. Steve Wilhite, when he said, “it’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.”
Just when the dust had settled and I had nearlyadmitted defeat, the homie, Brobama, came in and said “Nah, F that, it’s GIF with a hard G.” Steve Wil-who? Step aside sir. El PresidentÃ© says “You wrong, bruh. It’s GIF.”
I think the only way for this to really sink in is to celebrate with a gallery of The 26 Best Ass GIFs on the Internet
See all 26 here.