Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, chiming in on the pronunciation of the word. (As everyone knows, choosy memes choose “jif.”) Wilhite, a former CompuServe employee, created the format in 1987 and is to receive an award for his creation tonight. (via shortformblog)
I say it with a hard ‘G’ because 20 years ago when I started messing with GIFs there was no one to tell me how to pronounce it correctly. I chose the most logical pronunciation and went with it. When you get used to saying something a certain way for 20 years… that’s pretty much how you are going to say it no matter how incorrect someone tells you it is.
It’s like someone trying to tell you “Sun” is actually pronounced wombatnards. It’s going to take an awful lot of effort to train your brain to say “I got a really bad wombatnardsburn today. I should have used more wombatnardsblock.”
Hard G 4 life #YOLO
I will never change! Hard G fo’ life!
All I’m saying is that I’ve earned the right to be cocky about my skills as a lover.
A new My Little Pony movie is coming out in theaters! This will not end well.
Hasbro recently announced a My Little Pony spinoff movie, titled My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, which will hit theaters next month. In Equestria Girls, all of the ponies are transported to another universe where they transform into teenage girls to face the trials of high school life, because without question that’s what every fan of a magical universe of talking ponies wanted this movie to be.
Picture the three key groups of MLP fans: little girls, “bronies” (i.e., adult male aficionados of the show), and furries. Now, picture all of those people intermixing in the same dark movie theater. It’s tantamount to tossing kids into a haunted house full of loud, self-important 20-somethings and terrifying sexual fetishists.