What is a GIF?

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What on earth is a GIF then?  “It’s a kind of moving image … a short, looping animation. Very short. And these days … more likely a video clip.”

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I really don’t know what you’re talking about, dear.  “Neither do I most of the time. And probably not now.”  Oh you’d better just get on and show me one of your gifts then. “GIFs, Mum.”