GIF is the American Word of the Year

GIF is the American Word of the Year

The Oxford English Dictionary finds the American penchant for creating animated GIFs to joke about almost anything worthy of bestowing the American Word of the Year award to the word "GIF." The Mary Sue explains, and shows you some moving examples.

Well how do ya like them apples? The Oxford English Dictionary has chosen “GIF” as the American word of the year. England’s word of the year? Omnishambles: a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations

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A non-animated Sarah Michelle Gellar from The Mary Sue GIF collection

Read more from OXFORD DICTIONARY NAMES “GIF” THE AMERICAN WORD OF THE YEAR – HERE’S SOME NOW! at The Mary Sue

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