GIF is the Oxford Dictionary word of the year
As Guyism’s resident GIF master, I feel I need to pass some important information along to you. But before I do, let me clear something up. IT’S GIF LIKE JIFFY PEANUT BUTTER, NOT GIF LIKE GIFT. Please adjust your pronunciations accordingly.
Ok phew, glad we got that out of the way. Now, to the important news regarding our favorite animated photos.
Oxford Dictionary has named GIF the word of the year. The GIF essentially has changed the way most of us view media and has become a staple for many sites, including ours.
The GIF, a compressed file format for images that can be used to create simple, looping animations, turned 25 this year, but like so many other relics of the 80s, it has never been trendier. GIF celebrated a lexical milestone in 2012, gaining traction as a verb, not just a noun. The GIF has evolved from a medium for pop-cultural memes into a tool with serious applications including research and journalism, and its lexical identity is transforming to keep pace.
Here are the other top 10 most viewed original Guyism GIFs for 2012.
A worthy silver medal in GIF.
From our very popular Kate Upton Guyism Animated GIFs Anthology.
Some more hilarious moments from that Dream Team documentary
Too bad he was later booted from the Olympics for weed.
Sean Connery cheers on fellow Scot Andy Murray during the U.S. Open final.