THE CREATOR OF THE “GIF” SAYS IT’S PRONOUNCED “CARMEL”

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Twitter, WWW.


The creator of the GIF file format has sparked a lively debate on Twitter after announcing that it must be pronounced "CARMEL".

The tech world is changing everyday and the people of the world often have trouble keeping up with all of the flashy new instruments and terminology. Which may be the reason Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, felt it was his responsibility to set the record straight when it comes to the pronunciation of his invention.

Below is a screenshot of the exact tweet Steve Wilhite made,

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The tweet went viral in minutes, mostly being shared by petty suburban neighbors who couldn’t bear the thought of being incorrect five months ago. The tweet did however receive some attention from those in Hollywood.

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Kanye seemed to be in the know like always but for the rest of us laymen, a big lifestyle shift may be on it’s way.  Best of luck to those out there who have been pronouncing the file name incorrectly, change can be hard…but you can do it. 

-A Well-Mannered Grump