Gawd help us!
According to the word nerds, 'selfie' evolved from a niche social media hashtag to become a mainstream term for a self-portrait photo...amazing considering the words 'self' and 'portrait' haven't been wiped clean from our lives.
Research suggests the use of the word has increased by 17,000% in the last year! Wow.
Other words that have made it into the top ten are 'twerk' and 'binge-watch' - as in watching multiple TV episodes back-to-back.
So, how is a seflie defined by the Oxford Dictionary we hear you ask? Well, it's "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website".
So does a selfie only become a selfie when it's uploaded to Twitter or Instagram or does it exsist as a selfie in your phone...gosh, it's like a philosophical mend-bender!
Take a peek at some of our favourite celebrity no-makeup selfies. Are you impressed?
Do you think selfie should have been given the big honour? Take a look at some of the other short-listed words in the poll below and pick your favourite...
What should have been crowned 'Word of the Year 2013' instead of selfie?
TwerkingBinge-watchSchmeat (yes, that's synthetically created meat)Chavomnishambles (and all encompassing shambolic situation)Showrooming (checking out a product in the shop and then buying it online cheaper) Bitcoin (digital currency)Healthie (a healthy version of a selfie)
Schmeat (yes, that's synthetically created meat)10.34%
omnishambles (and all encompassing shambolic situation)0.00%
Showrooming (checking out a product in the shop and then buying it online cheaper)3.45%
Bitcoin (digital currency)6.90%
Healthie (a healthy version of a selfie)10.34%
TWERK & SELFIE ADDED TO THE ENGLISH DICTIONARY
HUH?! THE MOST RECOGNISED WORD IN THE WORLD
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