As I said to Nicole, when I saw her post in reply to this week’s WP Challenge, my reaction to the fad is bristlinly negative. I’ve been wondering why and suspect it’s generational – bearing an uncomfortable similarity to one generation’s reaction to Elvis and his gyrating blue suede shoes! I wish it away with the weary vehemence of one who knows it’s already here to stay – especially now the activity has a recognised name – the most famous new word in the English language last year (http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/press-releases/oxford-dictionaries-word-of-the-year-2013/).
Selfie – noun, informal – a photograph that one has taken of oneself … and uploaded to a social media website.
So, it seems, by posting these unintentional captures, they become Selfies.