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WORD OF THE YEAR, 2013 (SELFIE)

Hello everyone! Welcome to the last week of Daily Vitamin posts for 2018. This week, we will be looking at the Word of the Year for the past five years.

Each year, Oxford Dictionaries announces the Word of the Year. This is a word or expression that (according to Oxford Dictionaries) "has attracted a great deal of interest over the last 12 months." The word reflects the events or the emotions of the year. 

We thought it would be fun to look at previous winners. We are starting with 2013's Word of the Year: SELFIE.

Definition: A picture of oneself.

Example 1: Let's take a selfie.

Example 2: His profile picture is a selfie of him and his dog. 

The word SELFIE was used well before 2013 (Oxford Dictionary notes its use online as far back as 2002). And of course, people have been taking selfies since we have had cameras. But it wasn't until the years leading up to 2013 that it became a mainstream word, so Oxford Dictionary decided to make this the 2013 Word of the Year.

You can read more about it here:

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the-year-2013

Thanks for reading!