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Oxford dictionaries say 'selfie' is the word of the year

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Good Day's Buck Lanford attempts a selfie, with a little photobomb in the background. Good Day's Buck Lanford attempts a selfie, with a little photobomb in the background.
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What's the word of the year? Selfie!

The Oxford Dictionary says that's its 2013 word of the year.  In case you need a refresher, Oxford defines a selfie as:

(n.) a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

  
Basically, it's a smart phone self portrait.

Selfie isn't a new word.  It dates back to 2002, according to Reuters.  But Oxford editors say the use of the word selfie has gone up a staggering 17,000 percent 2012.

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