Tag: GIF


In pictures: 10 Word of the Year runners-up

Oxford Dictionaries last night announced that ‘omnishambles’ (UK) and ‘GIF’ (US) are their Words of the Year for 2012. Here, appropriately, we’ve GIFed ten of the other words the judging panels were considering. Definitions Mobot: a characteristic gesture as performed by the British long-distance runner Mo Farah on winning the 5,000 and 10,000 metres events […]

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Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year 2012 is ‘to 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. 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 […]

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