The popular resurgence of the once antiquated file format has sparked a heated debate: is it pronounced with a hard ‘G’ (like “gift”) or a soft ‘G’ (like “Jif”)?
“The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Mr. Wilhite conceded. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
Steve Wilhite was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 2013 Webbys, where Penn Law’s website was also recognized by winning the People’s Voice award for best website in the Law category.