And yet, Defamer.com uses it thus. Do you think living in Los Angeles has affected the editors' brains? We hear a lot of people down there inject their faces with botulism and snort things they shouldn't. Poor dears.
A press release informs us that the date for next year's ceremony is being pushed back to the last Sunday in February. We thank the Oscar gods for gifting us with one less week of excruciating waiting to see what kind of oversized embellishment will be distracting us on Charlize Theron's shoulder.
Give is a verb. Gift is a noun. One gives a gift. One should not "gift with" anything, not when the good dictionary has already given us a word that works for holidays, birthdays and Mother's Day, which is coming very soon, in case a certain pair of children happens to be reading this.