Can You Guess 2013’s Word of the Year?


Each year the publisher of the definitive and mammoth Oxford English Dictionary chooses its word of the year. The last decade has seen words like, GIF, Unfriend, Locavore and even Sudoku.

What is 2013’s word? Selfie.

Here’s what Oxford had to say about their choice:

Today Oxford Dictionaries announces selfie as their international Word of the Year 2013. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest during the year to date. Language research conducted by Oxford Dictionaries editors reveals that the frequency of the word selfie in the English language has increased by 17,000% since this time last year.

I think the word is a good choice for our tech & social media savvy culture, at a time when just about anyone can take a great image in just a matter of seconds. And, for the record, the space image above (taken by International Space Station astronaut Aki Hoshide) gets my vote for all-time best selfie.

Do you have a favorite?

16 Comments on Can You Guess 2013’s Word of the Year?



  3. Hey, Peechtival is the best word out there and you know it. Peechtival!

  4. darkshadyperson // November 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm // Reply

    selfie seriosly?! I would do amazing grace

  5. #SELFISUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Wise Guy is back // November 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm // Reply


  7. hooollloooopps // November 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm // Reply

    fablet should be the buzz word

  8. WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  9. I don’t realy see how this is relevant I mean that’s what most people did but they could have just said it was The

  10. Should’ve been yolo

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