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Is it pronounced "gibs" or "jibs"?

Is it pronounced "gibs" or "jibs"?  

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  1. 1. Is it pronounced "gibs" or "jibs"?

    • Gibs
      35
    • Jibs
      71


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You can thank Pyrocynical's Cruelty Squad video for this question.

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"It's pronounced Gobes...

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As in GOBES FUCK YOURSELF!"

 - Some Semen Obsessed New York Weirdo, 2023

 

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2 minutes ago, leejacksonaudio said:

It is pronounced with a soft g, as in the word "giblets." This comes straight from the ROTT Development Team, of which I was a peripheral part.

 

This discusion is over, the master had spoken.

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gibs = "jibs"

GIF= "gif"

 

Now, im off to enjoy a cool class of orange guice.

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It's pronounced however you want it to be pronounced. But if you want to avoid social discrimination by choosing a non-dictionary version, then go with the dictionary version. A dictionary exists to provide a standardized vocabulary so we can understand each other despite huge distances and don't have to reinvent language constantly: but it's by no means the ultimate book of ultimate truth that ought to be adhered to dogmatically. See also: fundamentalism.

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I pronouce Djgibs, it'is more smart like les côtelettes de porc or l'explosion de bidoche.

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I've been pronouncing it gibs, kinda like I've been pronouncing Descent as Deskent, though after finding out it's pronounced like Disent, I might sometimes pronounce it like that.

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according to the wiki "Gibs is short for the English word giblets, or fowl innards. Adrian Carmack is credited with coining the term as applied to gaming, and Doom is one of the first games that gibs appeared in." However, everyone is entitled to their own pronunciation even if I disagree with it

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42 minutes ago, TwinBeast said:

 kinda like I've been pronouncing Descent as Deskent, though after finding out it's pronounced like Disent

No, that is not it either. I have always pronounced it like "decent", but it might also be pronounced like "day-scent".

 

@LoreCaco37 Well, then that ruins the "Jimmy Gibbs" pun in Left 4 Dead 2. :S

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Interesting to see that at the time of writing, 64% of the poll-takers are correct in choosing "jiblets" as the pronunciation, but of that collective I imagine a very low amount would also say "JIF" (the correct pronunciation) when talking of the GIF format.

 

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And lets not forget how so many people refer to short MP4 / general video files as "giffs" - it's not even the right fuckin' format, let alone the butchered pronunciation! 🙃

 

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More interested in the "WebMs" versus "webbums" debate

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I know the correct pronunciation is with a soft G, but I still say it with a hard G. I guess years of habit is difficult to break.

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36 minutes ago, Dragonfly said:

...I imagine a very low amount would also say "JIF" (the correct pronunciation) when talking of the GIF format.

"JIF" is peanut butter; "GIF" is internet images.

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1 hour ago, Geniraul said:

 

did not know he made that joke, oops

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I've seen many people saying "jibs", but I don't think I've seen many people saying "instajib" for some reason.

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58 minutes ago, Dragonfly said:

Interesting to see that at the time of writing, 64% of the poll-takers are correct in choosing "jiblets" as the pronunciation, but of that collective I imagine a very low amount would also say "JIF" (the correct pronunciation) when talking of the GIF format.

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I somehow flip flop between "jibs" and "gibs". Though I use "Jibs" more often than "gibs"

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1 hour ago, antares031 said:

I've seen many people saying "jibs", but I don't think I've seen many people saying "instajib" for some reason.

 

These are often my exact thoughts when I set up a Q3/WoP match before it starts 😅

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It's derived from giblets and thus should be pronounced jibs. But I always thought that sounded stupid and said it with a hard G regardless. :D

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