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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Greetings Travellers?! Oxford dictionary has officially selected the word of the year 2013 and it's not what I expected. I expected it to be an important word that has very high social regard and respect. But Oxford has revealed that the word of the year 2013 is a word that was only just recently added to its pool of words and not very important. That word is "Selfie". Last year's word was "GIF."


Selfie – "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website." Choosing the word was a rare unanimous decision for the organization, the Oxford Dictionary blog reports. The blog reports that the usage of the word "Selfie" has increased by 17,000% within the year 2013 alone. The word has been around for over a decade now and was first used by an Australian student who wrote online about falling over while drunk at his 21st birthday party, accompanying his post with a photo of a damaged pair of lips. The post read, "Sorry about the focus, it was a selfie." [That is the history of the word "Selfie." You have just been informed LOL].

Runners up for word of the year were  "twerk" and "bitcoin". I'm just happy that the word "twerk" didn't win because that would have been an international crisis. I think Selfies are cool but using the word Selfie to describe a selfie is just annoying and I don't know why. Maybe it's because the word "Selfie" is used so much to describe itself that it no longer describes itself but something else entirely which is itself, a selfie. Think about it. But congratulations I guess. I'm sure Mr. Selfie is very happy that he won over Mrs. Twerk. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.