Oxford Dictionaries pick Selfie as the word of the year

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013 is…. Selfie!!!

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

According to Oxford Dictionaries, usage of the word has increased 17,000 per cent over the past 12 months. The earliest known usage of the word was traced to an Australian online forum post in September 2002. But the forumer didn’t coined that word. It was already a common slang at the time.

Whatever it is, I’m just glad that twerk isn’t the word of the year.

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