• Tue, Nov 13 2012

The 50 Best GIFs In Honor Of ‘GIF’ Being Named Word Of The Year

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In news that’s sure to make you start flailing, the Oxford English Dictionary has named GIF as America’s Word of the Year! Every year you hear about internet lingo and pop culture references officially making their way into the dictionary, but this is an extra-special honor. While GIFs have been around for over 25 years, it’s really only in the last year or so that people have come to appreciate and utilize them to their full extent.

“It’s safe to say 2012 was of the year of the GIF, for sure,” one self-described GIF artist told the Daily Dot. “Between online viral marketing campaigns and music videos being shot in a way specifically keeping in mind that GIFs will be made—it seems everyone has finally accepted and recognized the power of the GIF, so to speak.”

There are entire Tumblr blogs devoted to these hilarious reaction shots, and I often find myself working them into conversations in lieu of comebacks or punchlines. You see them all over Crushable, and this honor only has us more committed to posting the best GIFs. Over the past year we’ve come across some utterly incredible GIFs and have amassed an unofficial collection. Drawing from that as well as the wonderful world of Tumblr, we’ve come up with the 50 greatest GIFs, in no particular order. Enjoy!

100 best GIFs Oxford English Dictionary "calm yo tits"

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Jeremy Renner fangirling GIF 100 best GIFs

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100 best GIFs whoa I almost gave a fuck

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100 best GIFs Miguel lute The Road to El Dorado

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100 best GIFs right in the feels The Avengers

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100 best GIFs ovaries exploding Tony Stark

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100 best GIFs Oxford English Dictionary Snape "my body is ready"

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100 best GIFs "the last fuck I give" Oxford English Dictionary

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100 best GIFs Oxford English Dictionary what is air Stephen Colbert

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100 best GIFs fuck you science Channing Tatum

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100 best GIFs Jennifer Lawrence "okay"

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100 best GIFs pug activate

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100 best GIFs Janelle Monae IDGAF

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100 best GIFs nope octopus

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100 best GIFs Dirty Dancing

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100 best GIFs Honey Boo Boo

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100 best GIFs Jason Segel snap

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100 best GIFs Michelle Tanner

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100 best GIFs Oprah bees

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100 best GIFs Kermit flail

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100 best GIFs Charlotte La Bouff flail

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100 best GIFs Jonah Hill flailing

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100 best GIFs Channing Tatum Magic Mike dance

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100 best GIFs Carlton dance

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100 best GIFs Hermione bitch please

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100 best GIFs Joseph Gordon-Levitt Magic Mike Saturday Night Live

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100 best GIFs Joss Whedon The Avengers

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100 best GIFs Loki car

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100 best GIFs American Psycho Christian Bale

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100 best GIFs crying Dawson

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100 best GIFs Mark Ruffalo dancing Muppets

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100 best GIFs Aria Pretty Little Liars

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100 best GIFs epic sax guy

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100 best GIFs wants a bite

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100 best GIFs Emma Stone face

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100 best GIFs Zac Efron "Bitch I'm fabulous"

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100 best GIFs New York Flava Flav

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100 best GIFs let me love you

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100 best GIFs Stephen Colbert mascara

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100 best GIFs I can't Sherlock

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100 best GIFs Mal Reynolds what

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100 best GIFs I can't horse

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100 best GIFs jungle gym

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100 best GIFs fabulous kid dancing

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100 best GIFs Harry Potter look away I'm hideous

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100 best GIFs Ryan Stiles middle finger

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100 best GIFs oh no you didnt

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100 best GIFs Wacka Flocka Flame punch bullet

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Liz Lemon self five GIF 100 best GIFs

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We’re always psyched to discover new GIFs, so share your favorites in the comments!

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