How Many of These 79 Words Can You Actually Pronounce?

I make an ass out of myself at least twice a month from butchering the pronunciation of a word. It's always embarrassing! There's only two things you can do when you have no idea how to say something, either quietly whisper but quickly gloss over the word so no one hears you or say it with such complete confidence… » 7/31/13 10:30pm 7/31/13 10:30pm

Siri Actually Cares How Names Are Pronounced in iOS 7

In iOS 7, Siri's voice is becoming less robotic and more human (we'll have to wait and see if she's more useful). One of those improvements will be how she pronounces names. Instead of butchering your name or choppily spelling out letters of your friends' names, she'll be able to be 'taught' what the correct… » 6/24/13 10:38pm 6/24/13 10:38pm

The Creator of the GIF Says It's Pronounced JIF. He Is Wrong

Along with whether or not Al Gore invented the Internet, figuring out the correct pronunciation of GIF is one of the earliest questions of the Internet. I grew up believing it was hard-G GIF. Most people I know pronounce it like that too. Even the White House agreed on pronouncing GIF like 'gift'. But we have to… » 5/21/13 8:00pm 5/21/13 8:00pm