‘Jeopardy!’ further fuels ‘GIF’ pronunciation debate

When contestants were prompted to name the popular image format during the show’s final round, it declared the correct articulation of the word as being with a soft ‘G.’ It also prompted online rebellion.

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Don’t care what Jeopardy says, it’s a hard G. And while I’m at it, the wiki GIF is kinda lame. Rectify, @BuzzFeed? pic.twitter.com/GW9GbjID3c

— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) December 4, 2013

I don’t care what the inventor says, I will always pronounce ‘gif’ with a hard ‘g’. #Jeopardy #BigMoney #OED #gif

— Adam R McGrath (@adamrmcgrath) December 4, 2013

I don’t know if I can overcome 25 years of pronouncing “GIF” with a hard “g.” http://t.co/B8owk5tOx8

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