"Selfie" Beats "Twerk" As Word of the Year.

MissMalini , 21 Nov 2013

Now there’s a sentence I thought I’d never say! *LOL*

A “Selfie” (in case you have been living under a large rock, with no network connection) is a self portrait taken on a smartphone and was selected to be the word of the year on Tuesday by the Oxford Dictionary!

Kim Kardashian Selfie
Kim Kardashian Selfie

Now here’s the real kicker! “Selfie” beat a number of other buzzwords of the honour in 2013, including Miley’s own “twerk” at the MTV Video Music Awards last August.

Miley Cyrus Selfie
Miley Cyrus Selfie

BTW did you know “Selfie” has several step-siblings on the Internet now? “Helfie” is a picture you take of your own hair. Um, guilty as charged.

MissMalini's Helfie
MissMalini’s Helfie

And “belfie” for taking a picture of your own bum (yikes!) Something apparently Heidi Klum is responsible for!

Heidi Klum Belfie
Heidi Klum Belfie
Rihanna Belfie
Rihanna Belfie

Or “drelfie” for a self portrait taken while drunk! Which reminds me of a great Instagram I once reposted. :)

(Yup we’re looking at you Amanda Bynes!)

Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes

But I suppose she should feel some solace in the fact that the world’s FIRST “Selfie” was a suitable drunk one posted on an Australian internet forum.

2002 ABC Online (forum posting) 13 Sept.

world's first selfie
world’s first selfie

“Um, drunk at a mates 21st, I tripped ofer [sic] and landed lip first (with front teeth coming a very close second) on a set of steps. I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.”

Sonam Kapoor Selfie
Sonam Kapoor Selfie

So now feel free to leave me a “Selfie”, “Drelfie” or “Helfie” in the comments below, BUT no “Belfie’s” please! xoxo

Psst! As per Sonam Kapoor’s latest “Selfie” a few weeks ago it appears she has three new piercings! They’re in her ear, don’t get too excited :)

Sonam Kapoor Selfie
Sonam Kapoor Selfie

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