Subject: Re: GIF
From: "Virginia L. Krenn" <asdxvlk -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 13:46:20 -0800

Ben Hechter <ben_hechter -at- nortel-nsm -dot- com> wrote:
>Trivial pursuit: Do you pronounce GIF with a soft or hard G? I use
>soft, but a peer says that is should be hard, because it stands for

I use a hard 'g'. A soft 'g' gives Jif as in peanut butter. Seriously,
look at words like gift, give, giddy, giggle, gild, gill, gismo. The
only ones I can think of that have a soft 'g' sound are ginger and

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