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I’m definitely no tech head and I tend to stay away from that topic of conversation because I don’t know shit about it and, quite frankly, it doesn’t interest me. Having said that, I still know what a GIF is. For those (two or three) uninitiated people out there, a GIF is one of those internet moving picture things that may or may not be kinda funny and relevant to current events, usually popping up around ten seconds after said event occurs. Ohhhhh yeah, they’re everywhere.

And I guess this is why GIF (verb) has made its way to the top of the list for Oxford Dictionary this year, earning the top spot – 2012 Word of the Year.

I don’t know what this says about the day we live in but some of this year’s unlucky finalists included nomophobia (anxiety caused by being without one’s mobile phone) and YOLO (come on now, do I really need to explain that one?).

And in case you were wondering, here’s the official definition from Oxford:

GIF, verb to create a GIF file of (an image or video sequence, especially relating to an event)”

And here’s one I actually do know about, feel free to share your favourites.