[Ads-l] On GIF

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 14 00:34:49 UTC 2016

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

> 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:


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:


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


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