11.15.2012

Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year is GIF

Every year, Lexicographers at Oxford University choose a word of the year. Some of 2012's contenders were Eurogeddon (the potential financial collapse of the Eurozone), Super PAC (a political action committee which may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals but is not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates), Superstorm (an unusually large and destructive storm), Nomophobia (anxiety caused by being without one’s mobile phone), and YOLO (you only live once; used as rationale or endorsement for impulsive or irresponsible behavior). But the winner was GIF (graphic interchange format), which is obviously an acronym, but whatever. And with that, I give you some of my favorite GIFs.
 
  
 
ESJCQ Saved by the Bell in GIF   The Guyism animated GIFs anthology

Mokiki Sloppy Swish gif
 



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17 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I think YOLO was the clear winner. It makes me laugh every time I see it or hear it.

Jen said...

OMG I'm cracking up at the first clip. And I love Stefan on SNL. I die laughing every time. Especially when he starts laughing.

Meghan @ Shine On said...

Haha, best post ever. And, I'm sorry, like you said GIF is an acronym, not a word. Crazy Oxford... :)

Melanie Montgomery said...

James Van Der Beek in Tears...I will remember that for the rest of the day and crack up laughing.

That's What She Read said...

i can't stop watching these!!!

thanks for posting!

man i love this blog

kenli said...

hahaha these are so great.

i just watched that episode of weekend update the other night and i was in tears. so funny.

Allison said...

I love GIFs! These are all too funny!
I had to stop myself from laughing out loud at my desk!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

GIFs have improved my life, so much. Also, Stefan. I LOVE.

jessica renee said...

These are the best!! I'm cracking up at all of them!! Good post, friend :)

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

YOLO gah I love that word but GIFS have become my new obsession! I am pretty much borderline OBSESSED with them! These are all too funny! I love Carlton bahahaha

Karen Peterson said...

My favorite GIF is the Truffle Shuffle. But these are pretty awesome too!

I'm still a little annoyed that the word of the year isn't even a word, though.

tara said...

LOL! these are great!!

April said...

OMGsh - these made me laugh! Ha ha ha!!

Suze said...

I love gifs! I use the Kevin Bacon one all the time.

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

haha some great gifs ;)

Misty said...

Mokiki does the sloppy swish!

Love the Friends gifs. And Stefan.

Kate said...

Dawson crying is hands down my favorite! But these are all great!