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Since I still see people refute this: "'gib' is derived from 'giblet', which is pronounced with a j sound." id Software Technical Director John Carmack (who should know).

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23. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 08:03 Prez
 
If you change the 'i' in giblet to an 'o', it becomes 'goblet', which is definitely not pronounced "joblet". It's not those of us who pronounce the word as 'Gib' who are fucked up; it's the English language and its arbitrary and inconsistent rules of pronunciation and conjugation!  
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22. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 07:23 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Agrajag wrote on Mar 9, 2011, 06:25:
This reminds me of "pwn", which I recall used to be pronounced "pween" back in the day, but now everyone pronounces as "pown" or "pawn" instead for some bizarre reason...

Probably because "pween" is pretty close to "peen." No one wants to add a "no homo!" suffix every time they say they pwn'd someone.
 
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21. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 06:41 Sacrifex
 
I'm usually a stickler for this kind of stuff, but I'll proudly mispronounce "gib," until the day I die.

And I'm going to keep saying mana wrong too. So there.
 
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20. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 06:25 Agrajag
 
This reminds me of "pwn", which I recall used to be pronounced "pween" back in the day, but now everyone pronounces as "pown" or "pawn" instead for some bizarre reason...  
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19. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 05:21 J
 
For the longest time I pronounced gif as 'jif'. I'll be back in a gif!  
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18. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 05:09 Asmo
 
space captain wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 22:58:
Nameless Again wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 21:58:
It's good you can recognize it. Maybe you're not as retarded as everyone thinks you are.

you must be one incredibly stupid dipshit to not realize its sarcasm

Yeah, I reckon he saw your sarcasm and raised you a "Go f#ck yourself"... X D

Just imo.

And I'll keep saying gibbed (get,go etc), just the way I'm used to.
 
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17. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 02:53 Ant
 
MMMMmm, gibs.  
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16. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 02:09 Lit_Reflex001
 
Bottom line, it's pronounced "jib".

Very bottom of the line: I'll continue to say "gib" anyway.
 
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15. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 00:37 Aero
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 9, 2011, 00:24:
This is like the long standing argument about how to pronounce .gif and the inventor long ago stated that it's pronounced with a j sound like jiffy peanut butter and not with a g sound.


The creators of SCSI originally pronounced it "sexy" but it almost immediately became "scuzzy" instead.

It's weird how these things work on the internet, where most communication happens through text. I often have that problem with computer acronyms and nicknames that I've only ever seen online or read in a book. It can be pretty embarrassing when I suddenly have to say something aloud and realize I don't actually know how it's really pronounced.
 
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14. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 00:26 Sepharo
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 9, 2011, 00:24:
This is like the long standing argument about how to pronounce .gif and the inventor long ago stated that it's pronounced with a j sound like jiffy peanut butter and not with a g sound.

Or varchar and char.

car, char (like charred), care, chair
 
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13. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 00:24 DangerDog
 
This is like the long standing argument about how to pronounce .gif and the inventor long ago stated that it's pronounced with a j sound like jiffy peanut butter and not with a g sound.  
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12. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 00:23 Kastagir
 
I always understood this. When I first played Quake and saw the little, indiscriminate chunks of meat fly away from what was formerly my opponent, I thought "oh, giblets!" I would never pronounce "giblets" with a hard "g" so whenever anyone said "gibs" with a hard "g" I gave them a strange look. Just what word did they think it was derived from, anyways?  
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11. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 8, 2011, 23:30 Prez
 
Obviously the word is derived from 'giblets', but I don't know anyone who pronounces G-I-B as "jib". It's "gib" (with a 'G' sound). Like the word 'Get'. As in, "Get a life".  
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10. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 8, 2011, 22:58 space captain
 
Nameless Again wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 21:58:
It's good you can recognize it. Maybe you're not as retarded as everyone thinks you are.

you must be one incredibly stupid dipshit to not realize its sarcasm
 
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9. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 8, 2011, 21:58 Nameless Again
 
space captain wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 21:50:
Nameless Again wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 21:42:
I still say it's 'gibs' (like give or gif)....just to piss off the nerds.

wow you are a bad ass

It's good you can recognize it. Maybe you're not as retarded as everyone thinks you are.
 
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8. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 8, 2011, 21:56 Dev
 
Yeah but it sounds better with 'g' not 'j'  
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7. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 8, 2011, 21:52 Riker
 
I'll never say "jib"... NEVERRRRR!  
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6. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 8, 2011, 21:50 space captain
 
Nameless Again wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 21:42:
I still say it's 'gibs' (like give or gif)....just to piss off the nerds.

wow you are a bad ass
 
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5. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 8, 2011, 21:42 Nameless Again
 
I still say it's 'gibs' (like give or gif)....just to piss off the nerds.  
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4. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 8, 2011, 21:41 Overon
 
There is no correct answer.
Appealing to dictionaries is an error.
Dictionaries maybe be descriptive but they are not prescriptive nor proscriptive.

I'm using big words which no one will look up in the dictionary.
 
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