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Oxford American Dictionary chooses gif as word of the year.


Oxford American Dictionary chooses gif as word of the year

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The Oxford American Dictionary selected "gif" as its word of the year. Short for graphics interchange format, gif beat out the acronym "YOLO" - you only live once - to take the top spot. "Gif celebrated a lexical milestone in 2012, gaining traction as a verb, not just a noun," Katherine Martin, head of the U.S. dictionaries program at Oxford.

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