Thursday, November 21, 2013

And the Word Is...

Every year the Oxford dictionaries pick a word of the year. It is a new word that somehow or another took off in the last year. So, sitting on the edge of my seat I looked it up and the word is:

It's not an entirely new word, but it was the unanimous choice for the year. A "selfie*" is, of course(!) a picture one takes of oneself on the now ubiquitous cell-phone (or other) camera. What has made the word so interesting is it has a feel of a double entendre**, almost dirty-sounding, edgy, risky (thanks to Anthony Wiener.)

Anyway, it is a fun word. Thanks, Oxford dictionaries.

[*Disclaimer: yes, I have done a selfie.]

[**Sidenote: From an old Prairie Home Companion Joke show:  The woman walked into the bar and asked the bartender for a double entendre. So he gave it to her.]

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