Linguistic Reasons Why Pronouncing GIF with a Hard G is Just Fine
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Thank you, linguisticated!
People who do not know anything about linguistics love to educate others on how incorrect their use of language is. “Your child is ‘doing good?’ Oh you peasant, I think you mean your child is ‘doing well,’ because his performance of ‘doing’ is always ‘well done,’ you poor, uneducated person who ‘does poorly’ at life.”
This has quickly happened in reference to the pronunciation of the acronym GIF, now that its creator has declared that it’s pronounced like the peanut butter brand favored by choosy (and we presume, sexy, moms). Here are 3 linguistic reasons why what he says does not matter at all.