[Ads-l] On GIF

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 13 20:34:49 EDT 2016


On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 5:48 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Making her platform position clear, Hilary Clinton declares that GIF is
> pronounced with a hard “g” sound (okay, she simply pronounced the word).
> Also Mike Rugnetta offers an alternative in a video in a rundown of the
> issues. He also notes that it was Ollier, not Shaw, who came up with
> “ghoti” and mentions Poe’s Law.
>
> http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/13/13276778/hillary-
> clinton-election-2016-gif-pronunciation


The article embeds Mike Rugnetta's video for PBS Idea Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmqy-Sp0txY

When Mike first posted that video in June, he was kind enough to link to my
research on "ghoti" and William Ollier -- an annotation popped up when he
says "source!" at 2:15, with a link to one of these:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/magazine/27FOB-onlanguage-t.html
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=81

...but now that annotation has apparently gone missing.

--bgz

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