GIF has been named Word of the Year by the Oxford American Dictionary! GIFs! Those little moving picture things!
“GIF celebrated a lexical milestone in 2012, gaining traction as a verb, not just a noun,” said Katherine Martin, head of the U.S. dictionaries program at Oxford. “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.”
Right, okay, yes, sure, I thought GIFs were mostly just pictures of cats jumping after rainbows and whatnot. To be honest, I don’t much care for them. I don’t care for these new-fangled moving pictures.
So I decided to make a post of some nice ones, to celebrate. I guess I care a lot for good SEO, and I really can’t follow this General Petraeus scandal nearly well enough to write about it.
So, these are courtesy of Ashley, because I hate GIFs. All that movement on the screen. You know what else I hate? Those picture books that you flip through really fast and then the picture moves. They make my eyes hurt. Or possibly my brain because they always give me a headache. They make some stuff hurt, basically. Some head stuff.
Contemptuous looks! GIFs are great for that!
I guess use this when you’re eating a bagel or something?
This is disturbing.
Ashley tells me this is her favorite GIF of all. I hope you like it.