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>I use the prefix "giga-" every day, as do the technicians and engineers
>around me. The only time in my life that I heard anybody utter "jiga-"
>was in the movie "Back To The Future."
> > It's "jigabyte," dammit, and don't let anyone tell you
> > otherwise! I am not making this up.
>Both pronunciations are listed in my dictionary. As always, usage will
>decide; my money's on hard G. Ask any English-speaker who deals with
>equipment operating in the microwave range to pronounce "gigahertz."
Craig: OK, cite the dictionary. Which one? Which edition? See how far it
And don't tell _me_ about microwave range! Grampa Chaffee wrote the
textbook on thermionic vacuum tubes and I NEVER heard him say
"ghigahertz." Come to think of it, I never heard him say "jigahertz" either.