May 30, 2013 11:53 AM Subscribe
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At the 17th annual Webby Awards
, Steve Wilhite
accepted a lifetime achievement award for the creation of the .gif
format. During his acceptance speech
, he reiterated his stance: It's pronounced "JIF", not "GIF".
The pronunciation of gif (previously
) has followers in both camps, with contrarians to Wilhite coming from as high up as the White House
. Luckily for both sides, there are many independents to woo as today Public Policy Polling released their latest poll on the issue
, finding "41% of voters in the state go with 'gif' to just 17% with 'jif.' 42% of voters have no opinion though so there's still some room for the jif movement to grow."