Friday, November 29, 2013

What is the word of 2013?

In today's writing class, prof. Rob, introduced us 'the word of 2013' from Oxford Dictionary. That is 'SELFIE'. The following comes from Rob's homepage(http://www.eslwriting.org).

Teachers of English and vocabulary enthusiasts might be interested to learn that Oxford Dictionary has proclaimed the word of 2013. That word is SELFIE.
A SELFIE is:
a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.
Interestingly, the Oxford blog post has a graph that tracks the usage (unit of measurement: billions) of the word SELFIE in mainstream media.
selfie graph

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