2013 Word of the Year

selfieThe publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary unanimously chose selfie as the 2013 word of the year. The term, meaning a self-portrait typically snapped with a smartphone and shared over social networks, was first recorded in Australia in 2002 when someone posted this after a drunken accident: “I had a hole … right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.”. “It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the Internet,” Oxford Dictionaries said on its blog, without offering an accompanying selfie of the writer. “If it is good enough for the Obamas or the pope, then it is good enough for Word of the Year.” Read more in today’s Los Angeles Times article.  And let’s all be grateful that the word of the year wasn’t “twerking”!

Laura

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