Oxford Dictionaries Online announced its trendy choice for the 2013 word of the year with a blog post that said the decision was unanimous.
"It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the Internet. If it is good enough for the Obamas or The Pope, then it is good enough for Word of the Year," the online language authority wrote.
The title goes to a word with a particular prominence each year, whether its status comes from current affairs or social trends. Associated Press reported the 2008 word of the year was "credit crunch," and in 2009, the word was "unfriend" — another choice tied heavily to social media.
The news wire reported Oxford Dictionaries gathered its list of potential choices with software that tracks word usage online. The organizationRead More »from ‘Selfie’ beats ‘twerk’ to be named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year