Wednesday, November 20, 2013

And the word of the year is…

The Oxford Dictionaries has named its Word of the Year for 2013: “selfie.” It’s an informal noun (plural: selfies) defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” The word was first used in 2002 in an Australian online forum and first appeared as a hasthtag, #selfie, on Flickr in 2004. Now, everyone from the Pope to Kim Kardashian to the Mars Rover has taken a selfie. And who could forget this gem from Geraldo Rivera in which he declared “70 is the new 50.”

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