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Recent Examples of selfie from the Web
But don’t let all the fitness and fashion selfies fool you.
Getty ImagesArchivio Cameraphoto Epoche Sprinkled in between snaps of smoothie bowls and selfies, more #bodyhair pics have probably popped up in your Instagram feed lately.
Levi’s Twitter photo is an image of him and his father taking a mirror selfie together.
Why not play hometown tourist and snap a bragworthy selfie?
Enjoy $4 tickets, the Alumni Softball Game on Sunday, plus autograph signings, selfie stations, and other specials and giveaways at each game this weekend at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami.
Read More On Big Slick red carpet, celebs give back with hugs, selfies, Children's Mercy love In 2010, Big Slick raised just over $120,000.
Use Harford Streams’ online app to send in selfies from seven different locations to earn a free Harford Streams Summer Adventure T-shirt.
So just let Jess keep on rocking the bikini selfies, and get excited about more important things ... like the fact that beach season is just around the corner!
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Did You Know?
The first-known appearance of selfie in written form occurred in 2002 on an Australian news website, but the word didn't see much use until 2012. By November 2013, selfie was appearing frequently enough in print and electronic media that the Oxford English Dictionary chose the word as its Word of the Year. This announcement itself led to a significant increase in the use of the word by news organizations, an increase that was further boosted following the December 10, 2013, memorial service for Nelson Mandela, at which American President Barack Obama was caught taking a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron. The word selfie, with its suggestions of self-centeredness and self-involvement, was particularly popular with critics who saw this moment as a reflection of the President's character.
SELFIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of selfie for English Language Learners
: a picture that you take of yourself especially by using the camera on your smartphone
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