Writing beauty tips is making me really satisfied. I’m queuing them and seriously, they’re a happy thing to write. Also, I’m sleepy, so let’s see how this looks in the morning.
I’m thinking of doing a series of beauty tips on my fashion blog. For funsies.
I washed my hair and now I have to set it, but that seems like so much work right now.
Do you ever just wanna hug someone so tightly to the point where you have absolutely no intentions of ever letting go because you want them to know just how much they mean to you and how much you love them and you just wanna take away all the bad things in their life and replace them with only good things?
so the creator told recently that the correct pronunciation is “JIF”
well i might be portuguese but from what i know about english “Graphics Interchange Format” should not be pronounced as “JIF” because “graphics” is not “Jraphics”
See, even a non-native speaker knows better.
In defense of the creator’s position (and to be clear, I don’t personally care how you pronounce it), an acronym is only an acronym if you can read it as a word and pronounce it as if you were reading just any other word. The words that the initials come from aren’t important to how the acronym is pronounced. Given that, gi- words can go either way in our language. For example, giraffe vs. gimp. There’s no absolute rule on how gi is pronounced in English, though most of the words I can think of that start with gi are pronounced with a j sound. Nobody’s wrong here, just do what makes you happy.
This logic drives me crazy every NaNoWriMo. For some reason, people say “Writing! Not reeting!” blithely ignoring the common pronunciations of “Na(tional)” “No(vel)” and “Mo(nth)”.
Also that “‘gi’ is ‘ji’” rule comes from French, where it’s notably more consistent.
HOWEVER, people say GIF with a hard G and a soft G and both are correct and anyone who tries to correct you between those two options is an asshole.
If you pronounce NaNoWriMo with consideration for the pronunciation of each base word, you sound like you’re doing a bad Kennedy impression. Just so everyone knows this.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED YEAHHHH
Guess how fun it was to drive through! The answer is very, but in a stressful way!