VANITY – Why The Term “SELFIE” Is The Oxford Dictionary 2013 Word Of The Year

#Truth = "The Game NEVER Changes. Only The Names And Faces Of The Players Do!" Rylan Branch

#Truth = “The Game NEVER Changes. Only The Names And Faces Of The Players Do!” Rylan Branch


1. excessive pride in one’s appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc.; character or quality of being vain; conceit: Failure to be elected was a great blow to his vanity.
2. an instance or display of this quality or feeling.
3. something about which one is vain.
4. lack of real value; hollowness; worthlessness: the vanity of a selfish life.
5. something worthless, trivial, or pointless.


"Truth be told. I enjoy these kinda selfies!" - Rylan Branch

“Truth be told. I enjoy these kinda selfies!” – Rylan Branch

Selfie named word of the year for 2013

By Ben Brumfield, CNN
updated 12:24 PM EST, Tue November 19, 2013

(CNN) — The most esteemed guardian of the English language has bestowed a prestigious honor upon debatably the most embarrassing phenomenon of the digital age: the selfie.

So, grab a smartphone, put on your best duck face and celebrate. Oxford Dictionaries’ word for the year for 2013 is “selfie.”

And when you share that filtered photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you’ll join not just Anthony Weiner and Geraldo, but millions of others around the world perpetuating a tradition started over a decade ago, Oxford says.

The word “selfie” first popped up in an Australian chat room on September 13, 2002, to describe an undignified scene, the dictionaries’ publishers believe.

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