The 2013 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year Is “Selfie”

by: Joseph On  Thursday, November 21, 2013

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In news that is probably vaguely embarrassing to all of the world‘s 7 billion inhabitants, “selfie” has been named the 2013 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year.

Then again, “selfie” beats out other finalists like “twerk,” “bitcoin,” and “binge-watch,” so this could have been a whole lot worse. The honor comes after research by Oxford University Press discovered that “selfie” experienced a 17,000 percent increase in usage over last year. And, in case you’re curious, the first documented use of the term was found in a forum posting from back in 2002.

For more information on the 2013 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, check out the official announcement here





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