Selfie named Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year

Selfie named Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year – Calgary – CBC News.

And according to Oxford Dictionaries, the frequency of the term has increased 17,000 per cent since this time last year, making it their international word of the year.

  • The smartphone self-portrait known as a 'selfie' has been declared Word of the Year for 2013 by the Oxford University Press. Here, Pope Francis poses for a selfie inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths on a pilgrimage, at the Vatican in August 2013.
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 “Using the Oxford Dictionaries language researchprogramme, which collects around 150 million words of current English in use each month, we can see a phenomenal upward trend in the use of selfie in 2013, and this helped to cement its selection as word of the year,” said JudyPearsall, editorial director for Oxford Dictionaries, in a release.