But Alex Trebek is also taking the inventor's word for it — and what does he know?
Has “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek ended the debate over how to pronounce “GIF”? Or reignited it?
People have pronounced GIF with both a hard and soft G since Steve White created the Graphics Interchange Format back in the 1980s. But in a “Jeopardy” answer Tuesday, the show noted that White says the soft G is correct. And Trebek took White's side by pronouncing it that way.
As a Greg, I will never accept that. But I'm biased. I like my G's hard.