DROPS MIC. [Upworthy]
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I got my undergrad degree attended the UC at Santa Cruz, a university I can confidently describe as a “hippie school.” Debate was encouraged, classes could at times be bizarre, and the atmosphere smelled of patchouli and burning sage. Others colleges that fall under the hippie school umbrella? Kenyon College in Ohio, Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, Reed College in Oregon, and Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Want to know if your university also qualifies? Put these 14 signs in your pipe and smoke ‘em… Keep reading »
“The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations … They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
– Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF and winner of a Webby award, expresses his irritation at the bastardization of the word. I’m sorry, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to change the way I pronounce the word. JIF is peanut butter, not an animated image of Tanning Mom modeling a bikini. But that may have been the point. Fun fact about GIFs: A website called the GIF Pronunciation Page suggests that the GIF was purposefully named to make it sound like the popular brand of American peanut butter, “one of the principal three programmer foods (the other two being Pepsi and nacho cheese Doritos).” Still not going to change the way I say it. [BBC]
A woman driving to Plantation, Florida — always, always Florida — freaked out after she thought she ran over an owl. Sonji Coney Williams was sure that the Great Horned Owl she hit was dead and long gone. Except! It turns out the owl lived, and actually was stuck in the woman’s car grill. She didn’t notice until a full day later, when family passing by her parked car in a parking lot stopped her.
“They said, ‘Don’t move, don’t move, you have something in the grill of your truck,” recalled Williams. And guess what? The owl appeared to be alive and well. The bird was eventually picked up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and freed. But not before someone made the most amazing GIF ever…