‘Jeopardy’ Lays Down the Law on ‘GIF’ Pronunciation (Video)

But Alex Trebek is also taking the inventor’s word for it — and what does he know?

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:55 PM

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.

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As a Greg, I will never accept that. But I’m biased. I like my G’s hard.

Suck on it, Trebek.


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