Selfie: Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year

2 days ago, Oxford Dictionary announced their 2013 Word of the Year and awarded it to..that’s right.

SELFIE

 noun, informal (also selfy; plural selfies)

a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website

It’s not quite in the dictionary yet, but considering “Muggle” and “Gaydar” were both added less than 5 years ago, I think it’s safe to say “seflie” is on its way.

The earliest known use of the word dates back to 2002 on an ABC online forum:

“Um, drunk at a mates 21st, I tripped ofer [sic] and landed lip first (with front teeth coming a very close second) on a set of steps. I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.”

How’s that for some real-time knowledge for ya’ll?

And now, my favorite selfie’s of the day:

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NASA’s Japanese astronaut, Aki Hoshide. OUT OF THIS WORLD, Aki! Don’t forget to filter it and tag #groundcontroltomajortom

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First of all, G.W, A DISPOSABLE CAMERA!? Someone get this dude an iPhone!

He looks so intent on getting the perfect shot, he forgot to smize. Tyra would be less than impressed.

And there you have it! Lara’s pointless, yet entertaining knowledge of the day.

For more info visit these:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/selfies-of-the-rich-and-famous-slideshow/

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/press-releases/oxford-dictionaries-word-of-the-year-2013/

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2 comments

  1. people are going to look back at our dictionary one day and be like… “wtf” hahahaha ohhh its funny the things that get put in there! cant wait to see what else is in there, id love to look through it one day just to have a laugh!
    btw, its all about the smize! ahaha
    fierce!

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