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Selfie becomes a word!
The selfie – defined as ‘a photograph that one has taken of oneself’ – has taken off to such a degree in 2013 that the term was last week named Word of the Year by the Oxford English Dictionary.
The day people stop inventing new words: that's the day we should start worrying about the state of English. But of course they won't, because people are creative with language, especially young people. A lecture at Ted Talks to illustrate the point:
October 8, 2014, 6:46am
And now there's "dronie":
May 3, 2014, 3:08pm
"Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing" - The Guardian
December 12, 2013, 6:59am
"David Cameron and Danish PM brush off criticism of Mandela memorial selfie" - The Guardian
December 12, 2013, 6:53am
Shelfie, that is great.
December 3, 2013, 9:32pm
December 3, 2013, 8:36pm
Come on. Up to speed, you two; selfie is so last month. This month's word is shelfie.
And there are more meanings at the Urban Dictionary.
December 3, 2013, 5:25pm
And already being explained to ESOL students, now that I learnt it myself yesterday.
December 3, 2013, 1:33pm
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