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A word that will cause the next Civil War over how it's pronounced.
Tony: It's Gif

Steve: No it's Jif

CIVIL WAR
by pfi July 14, 2016
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Graphics Interchange Format. GIFs are image files that are compressed to reduce transfer time. The proper pronounciation of the acronym is a soft "g" sound: like JIF.
The creators of the format, Bob Berry & Steve Wilhite, claim that this soft "g" sound is used. At some point one of them said, "Choosy programmers choose GIF," a play on the peanut butter commercials where "Choosy moms choose Jif." It can also use multiple images for animated effects (animated GIFs).
I'm using a GIF because it's just faster to up/download.
Hey, the dancing Stewie animated GIF you put on your myspace is awesome.
by Willow Jones June 10, 2006
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A form of computer image that moves as an animation, because it consists of frames, like a movie with no sound.
Bring up the topic of 'How do you pronounce "GIF"?' to a group of nerds and watch them duke it out, verbally.
by Bastardized Bottomburp July 13, 2003
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Many people convert GIFs to JPGs to conserve FTP space.
by Pirate Leli February 12, 2004
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It means Graphics Interchange Format, pronounced with a hard G. It's not Jraphics Interchange Format!
Person 1:I hate when people pronounce GIF with a G at the beginning!
Person 2 *writes an entire essay on why person 1 is wrong*
by QueenBeef February 21, 2015
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1. Graphics Interchange Format. GIFs are image files that are compressed to reduce transfer time. It can also use multiple images for animated effects (animated GIFs), but has no sound.

2.What all Tumblr people begin to think in at some point in their blogging experience-It's fact.
1."Did you see those sweet Doctor Who GIFs I created? The timing on the dancing monsters' moves was difficult to sync."

2."Because of Tumblr, I keep thinking of real life in GIF responses, and have no way to express them. It's such a pain."
by Doctor'sCompanion October 08, 2011
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