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12/04/2013 09:50 am ET Updated Dec 04, 2013

'Jeopardy!' Definitively Shows How To Pronounce 'GIF' (Sorry, Haters)

On Tuesday night's episode of "Jeopardy!," the smartest man on television, Alex Trebek, officially announced something many of us already knew to be true: "GIF" is meant to be pronounced with a soft "G."

Here's the question, which was the episode's "Final Jeopardy!" clue:

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All of the contestants got the question right.

No, I don't care that it sounds like the peanut butter. It's the way the photo format's inventor says it's supposed to be pronounced. Plus, now that Trebek has uttered the word with the soft "G," it has to be correct. As the description on the video above states, "There can be no higher authority."

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