I never knew that this was an issue.

These are Jifs

aJif1ajif-crunchy-peanut-butterThis is a Gif…

ajifgif…with a ‘g’.

I will never understand how the inventor of Graphics Interchange Format  (.gif) could have contemplated the pronunciation with a ‘j’. It’s not English, hell, it’s not even American! There is no word in the English language beginning with ‘gra’ that is pronounced ‘j’. As the ‘g’ represents the word ‘graphic’ the sound should, therefore, be the hard ‘g’ NOT ‘j’.