Books on Tap gets highlighted on Book Riot. WOOT!
It’s a secret to everybody…
This is one example of a fore-edge painting from a four volume set of scientific books which are divided by season. Each has a landscape painting of the season hidden until you begin to read it and bend the pages to turn them.
Goosebumps. I haz them.
(by Mysterious Fetus)
Now THAT is a bumper worthy sticker.
I can haz?
But seriously, well done Maureen Johnson. If you pre-ordered her book from an indie bookstore, you got this rad sticker. You can find more info here: http://www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com/bulletins/ Now I just really really wish I had this sticker.
Well, well, well, look who’s got opinions. The creator of the .gif has spoken on how to pronounce one of my personal favorite things.
“The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
– Steve Wilhite—whose name I’m pronouncing “Ztuv Wyle-hitty” in my head, because sometimes those letters make those sounds too and apparently we’re all throwing convention to the wind these days
Look, if people insist on pronouncing it “jiff,” I don’t begrudge them (much), because sure, it is an accepted pronunciation in the dictionary. But “jiff” is already a word! It means “a very short unit of time,” a la, “I’ll be there in a jiff.” It also means “a delicious peanut butter/peabnut bubber brand.”
“Gif” is unique. Instantly recognizable. As quirky and beloved as the medium it denotes. We can squabble all day about technicalities and precedents, but when it’s all out there on the table my preference for the hard G is a sentimental one.
And here is a cat I like. Sometimes I just like things.
Fine, whatever. I leave the use of “jif” to the Steve Wilhites, the amateurs, the awkward, and the elderly of the internet. But I, as Reader of Internet Things, hereby proclaim that I will forever defend the use of the hard G!
Long live the hard-G Gif!
Best line? “Fine, whatever. I leave the use of “jif” to the Steve Wilhites, the amateurs, the awkward, and the elderly of the internet. But I, as Reader of Internet Things, hereby proclaim that I will forever defend the use of the hard G!” Exactly.
This makes me so happy.
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