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What's a GIF?

If you know what a GIF is, I applaud you.

If you don't know what a GIF is let me help you out.

Gifs is not misspelled for gigs, tifs, nor does it mean someone left out the "t" when trying to say gifts. Autocorrect had nothing to do with the word gif.

Gifs are apparently a thing nowadays.

It's a slang word for: Graphic Interchange Format

Here is the actual definition of a GIF.

Gif: a lossless format for image files that supports both animated and static images

Graphics Interchange Format.

GIFs are image files that are compressed to reduce transfer time.

The proper pronunciation of the acronym is a soft "g" sound: like JIF.

The creators of the format, Bob Berry & Steve Wilhite, claim that this soft "g" sound is used. At some point one of them said, "Choosy programmers choose GIF," a play on the peanut butter commercials where "Choosy moms choose Jif."

My definition:

G- goofy

I- interesting

F- fun way to make people laugh

Here are a few of my favorite gifs.


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