Many people will tell you that the US version of the Office GIFs are better than their UK predecessors. Those people are simply wrong. Maybe I feel that way because I have a much more refined palette when it comes to expressing my emotions as primetime television GIF snippets. Maybe it’s because I’m the best at sex. Either way, whenever I see someone post a GIF from the US Office version, I reply with a British Office GIF to make it clear which GIF reigns supreme.
To put it short, I think of the US version of the Office as the pumpkin spice latte to the UK version’s black coffee, in that one was clearly first and the other is just a copycat that people enjoy a whole lot more for reasons I simply do not care to figure out. My bitmap image formats need to be authentic and bitter, not imitation and pleasant.
When someone posts a tweet I simply disagree with, replying with a GIF of Steve Carrell saying something enjoyably awkward or Jim making a face at the camera just won’t cut it for me. I need a GIF that’s more biting and dry humoured like that of one of Ricky Gervais’ classic snide, HR conference-inducing remarks.
I guess people just don’t understand British humor, or ‘humour’ as I make sure to point out during online arguments of this nature. It just translates better in a three-second GIF.
Also, it’s pronounced “jif.”