In light of “GIF” being blessed with the prestigious title of 2012 word of the year by Oxford American Dictionary, we decided to cull together some of the GIF’s that brought us the most joy this year. Check them out and let us know if we missed your favorite.

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“Honey Boo Boo” makes her belly talk.
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Kate Middleton plays ping pong.
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Britney Spears‘ uses her best “X Factor” judging poker face.
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McKayla Maroney is probably not impressed with this GIF list.
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