And Oxford's 2012 'Word of the Year' Is ...

Oxford has crowned its annual word of the year, and it sort of makes sense. This year saw the popular explosion of a file format once used only an annoying animated decoration. Today, the GIF is the Internet's universal language, serving as the "thousand words" that pictures are so famously supposed to be capable of being, used to express shock, joy or frustration when mere words just won't do. So, a good year for the GIF. A real slam dunk ...

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