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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.
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And already being explained to ESOL students, now that I learnt it myself yesterday.
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.
Shelfie, that is great.
"David Cameron and Danish PM brush off criticism of Mandela memorial selfie" - The Guardian
"Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing" - The Guardian
And now there's "dronie":
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:
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