Word of the Year: Selfie

"Selfie” has been chosen as word of the year by the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary, beating out “twerk.” Here are a few of our favorite celebrities making selfies.



Whether you think they're obnoxious or your Instagram feed is full of them, "selfie" is undoubtedly the buzzword of 2013, but it was backed up by the folks behind the Oxford dictionaries. The editorial director for the Oxford dictionaries says the word was possibly born on an Australian Web forum in 2002, and it started popping up on Flickr in 2004, the Associated Press reports. "Selfie" beat "twerk," "showrooming," and "Bitcoin" as the word of 2013. 

As with all thngs cutting edge, RuPaul led the pack, back in the SLR 35mm days of film.

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