KEZJ Shows Off Their Selfies [Photos]
In a sure sign of the apocalypse, “Selfie” has been named the 2013 Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries. “Selfie” beat out other tough contenders like “twerk,” “bitcoin,” and “bedroom tax.”
To win the title, a word (or expression) must have “attracted a great deal of interest during the year to date,” and the drastic uptick in usage since 2012 pushed “selfie” into the winner’s circle. Oxford even went so far as to investigate the earliest known usage of “selfie,” which rather appropriately was taken in a state of inebriation. They said it first appeared in an Australian chat room in 2002.
To show our support for the 2013 Word of the Year, the KEZJ staff took camera in hand and celebrated with our own Selfies.