The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013 is…Selfie

See announcement here. The post even has information regarding the earliest use of the word (2002) and it’s rise in usage (including a chart tracking it’s dramatic rise in usage in 2013).

That said, just because Oxford is following words in popular usage, does not make them appropriate for formal writing, such as in your homework and research papers, so avoid your professor’s wrath by avoiding such terminology in your assignments!

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