How "Selfie" Was Born in Australia
(And Took Over the World)

November 20, 2013

It seems almost certain the selfie originated in Australia
with a young drunk first using the word to describe a
self-portrait photograph more than a decade ago.

Oxford Dictionaries revealed this week the earliest known
usage is from a 2002 online ABC forum post.

The ABC/SSSF was my alternate forum @ the time.

Hopie was on the Science Forum inquiring;
"..if licking the dissolving stitches might cause them
to dissolve before the wound was properly healed?"