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Breaking Down “Internet Slang”

January 21, 2014

Media Everything

It seems as if new internet slang terms are being made every day. And though I’m always online, some of them even confuse me. Overtime, I’ve become more and more familiar with different terms and am always amused by how everyone uses them. Below are the terms that I’ve heard the most over this past year and still get questions about today. If new slang keeps popping up at this rate, I just might turn this into a series.

GIF – Graphics Interchange Format

A bit-mapped graphics file format, compressed to reduce transfer time. More simply, a computer image that is actually made up of multiple images to give a looping animation effect without any sound. Though many pronounce it with a hard G, as in “gift” but without the T. The creator of this format states that it’s actually pronounced with a soft G, sounding like the peanut butter…

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