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  1. eliasbboy

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    Oxford American Dictionary names GIF word of the year



    It’s official: GIF has been named the Oxford American Dictionary’s word of the year.


    The word--and the computer science behind it--has been around since the 1980s, but the GIF has gained popularity in the past few years as a popular means of expressing internet memes.


    Something between an emoticon and a video clip, a GIF, whose name is an acronym coined in 1987 to stand for “graphic interchange format,†looks like a short, slightly grainy video file that plays over and over again.


    “Like so many other relics of the 80s, it has never been trendier,†said Katherine Martin, Head of the US Dictionaries Program at Oxford University Press USA.
    “GIF celebrated a lexical milestone in 2012, gaining traction as a verb, not just a noun,†she said.


    Today, GIFing is often used to make comical reaction shots featuring celebrities or sports figures.


    One almost unmissable GIF from 2012 has been one of actress Emma Stone crying and shoving ice cream into her mouth, usually paired with a phrase like “How I feel when [insert uncomfortable situation].â€

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    And taking things to a meta level, one user on the social news website Reddit reacted to the news by creating a GIF called “When GIF won the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2012.â€


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    The pronunciation of the word has caused some controversy in the past, with some insisting it should have a hard g-sound, like the “g†in graphic, while others insist the “g†is soft, as in “jif.†The Oxford University Press blog insists both are fine.


    GIF beat out YOLO, an acronym for the phrase “you only live once,†superstorm, as relates to Hurricane Sandy, and a handful of others listed here for the top spot in the US.

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  2. Mr. Potato Head

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    I pronounce it G-if. :grad:
     
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    I believe you mean...

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    I may have to google this...
     
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    You should put a poll up, to see how people pronounce it. :grad:
     
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    How the fuck does your jaw lay on your shirt? Isn't there a point where you notice it's happening? Or do you just wake up one day and: :nooo:
     
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    I do believe Spazz is calling me a liar.[​IMG]


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    You'd think you would worry when blinking causes you to break out into a sweat.:jj:
     
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    NSFW

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    He would never call you a liar. He would call you a photoshopper of the truth. Subtle difference :rolleye:
     
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    Are you saying I should worry?? :ohnoes:
     
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    Clean out your PM box! :grouch:
     
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    I was referring to when they made 'google' into a verb. :D
     
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    I just did, my friend. The coast is clear. :cheer:
     
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    jackie and eliasboy changed the american lexicon