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Cult or Just Weird


Oct 13, 2020

Teach the controversy.

Chris foolishly dives headfirst into the most controversial debate of the internet age.

 

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Anthropological; Internet culture

 

Topic Spoiler

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The war on how to pronounce GIF

 

Further Reading

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/brief-history-gif-early-internet-innovation-ubiquitous-relic-180963543/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIF

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAS_syndrome

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym

https://abbreviations.yourdictionary.com/articles/common-accronyms.html

https://abbreviations.yourdictionary.com/reference/abbreviations/what-is-an-initialism.html

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/33532/when-did-the-use-of-acronyms-begin

https://www.reddit.com/r/etymology/comments/5lium9/whats_the_history_of_acronyms/

https://forward.com/culture/326379/the-true-history-of-the-dreidel/

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/english/gif

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/GIF

http://howtoreallypronouncegif.com/

http://www.olsenhome.com/gif/

https://jemully.com/gif-pronunciation-hard-g-logic-doesnt-rule/

https://medium.com/@NoTrailScriber/my-irrefutable-three-point-platform-and-final-word-on-gif-pronunciation-d6289b975f3c

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/02/25/how-do-you-say-gif-properly-ask-giphy-jif/4750684002/

https://www.cnn.com/2013/05/22/tech/web/pronounce-gif/index.html

https://www.newsweek.com/100-percent-wrong-pronunciation-gif-483374

https://gizmodo.com/how-the-hell-do-you-pronounce-gif-anyway-5749451

https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/pronounce-gif-article-1.3007037

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/07/25/you-may-be-wrong-on-pronunciation-of-gif/

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/05/its-time-stop-arguing-about-pronunciation-gif/315017/

https://www.languagejones.com/blog-1/2017/7/1/a-linguists-take-on-the-great-gif-controversy

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/551894/how-do-linguists-pronounce-gif

https://mcdowlinguist.github.io/2020/08/31/gif-pronunciation.html