Jeopardy! Addressed the GIF-Pronunciation Wars


Last night's Jeopardy! touched on the most controversial topic of our time: How does one pronounce .GIF? Prescriptivists to the left! Descriptivists to the right! Everybody keep your hands to yourselves! The Final Jeopardy answer read: "The inventor of this image format said the OED wrongly has 2 pronunciations of it — the right one is with a soft 'G.'" All the contestants answered correctly, and while the show technically did not render a decision on the great djiff-ghiff debate, Alex Trebek did pronounce the word with the soft G. The battle, however, rages on.