2013 Word of the Year

Posted by: Celandine

2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 07:13 AM

.

'Selfie', coined on ABC Online in 2002,
beats 'twerk' to be named as Oxford's
2013 word of the year


"SELFIE"

but wait....as usual....thereby hangs a tale;

This photo, posted on ABC Online,
is the world's first known 'selfie'



This photo of a busted lip is the world's first
known 'selfie', posted to an ABC Online forum
more than a decade ago.

The September 13, 2002, forum post was written by a user dubbed 'Hopey' and said:

"Um, drunk at a mates 21st, I tripped ofer [sic] and landed lip first (with front teeth coming a very close second) on a set of steps.

"I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie."

Hopey had started the forum thread seeking advice about whether licking his lips would make his stitches dissolve too soon. He went on to offer:

"Anyone wanna see a picture of it? It's pretty cool."
=================================

Now for the "TALE"

That was "MY Other Forum"..
..The Science Forum I'd mentioned several times.

I say "WAS" <--
since it too has gone the way of all Forums..
..it closed down a while back and reopened
under different owners & different servers
..yada..yada..yada..

Just a Kick to see Old Friends in the News smile
Posted by: DLC

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 08:22 AM

OH... shocked

so THAT's what the GOTP is up to !! grin
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 08:34 AM


ummm
you totally lost me, Mate..
Posted by: DLC

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 08:38 AM

A selfie is self inflicted damage right ?

well the way the GOTP has been going lately with the shutdown fiasco, internal fighting between establishment and the new TP wing-nutz... etc... seems like a selfie to me !! grin
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 08:54 AM


that occurred to me too, given the picture and all...

that's why I added the Oxford Dictionary Translation

"SELFIE"


it's typical Aussie-style slanguage
for a SELF Portrait
(usually by cellphone held at arms length)
Posted by: Nana

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 09:50 AM

I was just reading about selfies this morning. Never heard of this till this am.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 12:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Nana
I was just reading about selfies this morning. Never heard of this till this am.

Yar... First I'd heard it used
was first thing this morning myself...
it was a topic of discussion on "Morning Joe"

It's all over the Web as the Word of the Year
but it wasn't until a mutual friend linked me
to the thread in our forum where they were
all 'waggin' their chins' about it. laugh

Word-Smithing & Language Usage is rampant
there so that degree of notoriety is a big deal. cool
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 12:24 PM

Pfftf. Alan Lomaxs bleeding toe was older than that....
Posted by: Jim_

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 12:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Celandine
Originally Posted By: Nana
I was just reading about selfies this morning. Never heard of this till this am.

Yar... First I'd heard it used
was first thing this morning myself…
Serious? What internet rock do you two surf under. wink j/k

Heard here too. grin
Posted by: DLC

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 02:11 PM

Rosanna Danna, "nevermind!" blush

laugh
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 02:19 PM

I'm assuming they don't get out much (or know a bunch of much younger folks). laugh
Posted by: lanovami

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 02:39 PM

Yeah, I only started hearing it (or reading it rather) a few months ago. Surely more popular among the young, who tend to be obsessed with their appearance, and likely take a lot of selfies.
Posted by: steveg

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 02:41 PM

Is it Talk Like a Pirate Day already? confused
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 03:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: Celandine
Originally Posted By: Nana
I was just reading about selfies this morning. Never heard of this till this am.

Yar... First I'd heard it used
was first thing this morning myself…
Serious? What internet rock do you two surf under. wink j/k

Heard here too. grin


As usual...
...Nucleus is ahead of the curve. smile
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 03:21 PM

Quote:
As usual...
...Nucleus is ahead of the curve.


Ermmm.. read it again. that was 6 of 1.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 03:24 PM


not as far ahead as my forum mate who COINED the Word of the YEAR
...but I'm willing to give credit where credit is due. whistle
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/19/13 03:26 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Quote:
As usual...
...Nucleus is ahead of the curve.


Ermmm.. read it again. that was 6 of 1.


Thanx too the Evalyn Woodhead Sped Redding Coarse...
... I fall even further behind said curve. blush
Posted by: Celandine

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/20/13 07:23 AM

.
Treebeard's "SELFIE"
...sorry, you're only getting to see One Limb... blush

If it's s bit disorienting, it's because they drive on
the Wrong Side of the Vehicle, to which he always
replies, "You're WRONG, It's the RIGHT Side"
wink


Anyroad, there's he, plowing through red muddy water,
taking piccies on the way to work of last year's floods.
BONE DRY for 10 YEARS...but when it rains it POURS!
Posted by: Nana

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/20/13 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: Celandine
Originally Posted By: Nana
I was just reading about selfies this morning. Never heard of this till this am.

Yar... First I'd heard it used
was first thing this morning myself…
Serious? What internet rock do you two surf under. wink j/k

Heard here too. grin

When one never owned a cell phone, never occurs to them to take a selfie. blush
I do have a 5th Gen iPod Nano w/video. I'll do an selfie video. laugh
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: 2013 Word of the Year - 11/20/13 04:39 PM

Quote:
I'll do an selfie video.

We're waiting! wink grin