The Bad Thing
I had a lot of thoughts about the bad thing that happened today but I’m not sure writing them is anything I want to be doing. Aside from the things I don’t want to write about (people stating the frighteningly obvious; people saying VERY offensive things thinking its OK because something terrible happened that ‘justifies’ it; people mistaking respect for someone with xenophobia; most of the media not helping any of the previous things in the list; the media not learning from fucking anything they ever do and, in fact, getting worse) the only thing worth mentioning, that I don’t think anyone can disagree with, is the remarkable bravery of the people that tried to save a man’s life and stop men with weapons from doing anything else. The only thing I am brave enough to do is admit that in that situation I would have just travelled as quickly as possible in the opposite direction to the machete wieleding killer.
Never look a jif-horse in the mouth
Steve Wilihite should probably show a little more understanding before getting annoyed about people pronouncing gif with a g-sound.
Evidence for pronouncing it with a g-sound:
1. It looks like the word gift – but without the t. The word gift starts with a g sound.
2. It stand for Graphics Interchange Format. Graphics starts with a g sound.
3. Everyone calls them gifs and says it with a g sound.
So, forgive me Steve Wilihite for prounouncing it gif and not gif. Just because you invented the thing doesn’t necessarily mean we have to go with your pronunciation. He clearly knows nothing about names and stuff, his own surname is even confused. He should be called Lillywhite or – at a push – Willywhite. What’s willy-height all about? That’s not a surname.
Here’s Dawson Creek expressing how I feel towards Steve Wilihite (in a gif – the irony!):