22 Nov '12, 1am

New blog post: Oxford English Dictionary picks GIF as words of the year

The Oxford English Dictionary USA Word of the Year 2012 is…… GIF!!! GIF: verb to create a GIF file of (an image or video sequence, especially relating to an event): he GIFed the highlights of the debate By the way, in case you are till wondering, it is pronounced at “Jif“ . Not “Gif”. Looks like 2012 is a big year for GIF. The compressed file format for images celebrated its 25th Birthday in June this year . And now it is chosen as the word of the year by Oxford English Dictionary. Congrats! But I must say that we don’t usually use GIF as a verb. Maybe it is more common in the US. Do check out the blog entry by one of the judges on the panel . PS : Oxford English Dictionary UK chosen “omnishambles” as their word of the year 2012. Related posts: “Retweet” is now in the Concise Oxford Dictionary. Woot! Happy 25th Birthday GIF! What does wireless@sg really mean? Speak Good En...

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