Friday, 22 November 2013

"Selfie" beats "Twerk"

LONDON (Reuters) - "Selfie" - a self portrait usually on a smartphone or webcam - was selected word of the year on Tuesday by the Oxford Dictionaries, based on a 17,000 percent rise in its usage from a year ago.
It evolved from a social media buzzword to mainstream shorthand for a self-portrait photograph and its popularity is based on research done by Oxford Dictionaries editors. From "Selfie" other news words appeared:"helfie" for a picture taken of someone's own hair "belfie" for taking a picture of your own posterior "drelfie" for a self portrait while in a drunken state. A new infographic will soon be produced for the new 2013 most popular words. Till then, here's the one for 2012: [Infographic provided by]

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