Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Choosy Linguists Choose GIF!

This week an anxious world held its collective breath as the Oxford English Dictionary at last announced the 2012 Word Of The Year. And that word is...

(drumroll please! I said, "Drum" oh the hell with it)


Yes, GIF, short for Graphics Interchange Format, displayer of low-res cat and blows-to-the-nutsack animations throughout the internet.

Did... did I just accidentally travel back in time several decades? Because GIFs were introduced in Our Year Of The Lord 1987.

You're on it, Oxford English Dictionary. You've definitely got your finger on the pulse of the language. I can't wait until they announce "JPEG" as the 2013 Word Of The Year. Whoops! Spoilers!

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