November 19, 2013
Selfie Named 2013’s Word Of The Year
The “selfie” has been named Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2013. And for those of you who live under a rock and don’t know what a selfie is, Oxford defines it like this: (n.) a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. Although usage of the word went up a whopping 17,000% in 2012, it’s nothing new. The term was coined back in 2002 in a posting on an Australian Web forum. However, there were opponents to 2013’s “word of the year,” who felt that “twerk” really should have been this year’s winner.
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