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Watch GIF, JIF, ZHAIF? Tweet us! Idea Channel Facebook! Talk about this episode on reddit! Idea Channel IRC! Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com So. Whether you like it or not, when you say the word G-I-F, especially on the internet, people are gonna talk about it. Some will correct you, some will correct the people correcting you, it’s the same conversation every time. Over and over and over. Which is why Mike proposed a third pronunciation way back when: Zhaif, or in the IPA: ʒaɪf. Because if you can’t beat them, leave town and set up camp in the wilderness. But really though, what is it about this one word that has people up in arms about the “right” way to pronounce it? There are plenty of other words that have differing pronunciations across cultures, borders and languages. So why is GIF the word people go to war for? Let us know what you think in the comments below! ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­------------------------­-­-­-­- CHECK OUT OUR MERCH! T-Shirts Designed by: ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­------------------------­-­-­-­- TWEET OF THE WEEK: ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­------------------------­-­-­-­- Mikes Vidcon Schedule PBSDS Host Meetup - 2-4pm, June 25 at the PBSDS Chill Lounge PBSDS Wide VidCon Schedule: ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­------------------------­-­-­-­- FURTHER READING and SOURCES: GHOTI Joke: Ration Reasonably Sound Episode: Shakespeare Words GIF Pronunciation Research: ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­------------------------­-­-­-­- ASSET LINKS: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - Lets Call The Whole Thing Off HQ :45 Is Math a Feature of the Universe or a Feature of Human Creation Idea Channel PBS 1:30 David Karp presents Steve Wilhite with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 17th Annual We... 5:54 How to Pronounce GIF 8:43 NYLC English Tips,Episode 11- Understanding Boston and New York Accents 9:49 ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­-------------------------­-­-­- MUSIC at 2:31 Monotone - Minimalist ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­------------------------­-­-­-­- Written and hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) (who also has a podcast! Reasonably Sound: Made by Kornhaber Brown (

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