Oxford Dictionary's Word of 2012: GIF

File format beats 'YOLO,' 'superstorm'

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 13, 2012 2:45 AM CST | Updated Nov 13, 2012 4:51 AM CST

(Newser) – The GIF file type for simple animations has been around since the '80s but only now has the Oxford Dictionary decided to make it its American word of the year. GIF—which stands for "graphic interchange format"—"celebrated a lexical milestone...   Read full story »


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