Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NEOLOGISM DESK:  Am I the only one who can't stand the increasingly-used word "selfie" to refer to a (usually poorly taken) self-portrait on a cell phone camera?  (And honestly, we don't need a lengthy series of self portraits from you.)

12 comments:

  1. J. Bowman7:22 PM

    If I had ever heard it used before right now, I suppose I'd be with you.

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  2. The Pathetic Earthling7:34 PM

    I only ran into the term this morning. But yes, it's awful.

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  3. bill.9:10 PM

    First I've heard of it. I think Matt just made this word up and he's trying to spread it for some unexplained, yet obviously evil, reason.

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  4. The word competes with the act for my annoyance's focus.

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  5. Kcosmo's neighbor10:30 PM

    Nothing is less flattering than a picture I try to take of myself with my iPad. So yes, I've heard the term, and no, I will not be partaking in any selfie-ing. I'll leave that to the youngsters.

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  6. One of my students used it today, and no, you are not alone. I loathe it as well.

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  7. Fred App9:35 AM

    On my list of annoyances, I find people who post pictures of themselves slightly less annoying than people who post pictures of their food -- especially people who try to make their food look arty. But it's real close.

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  8. I like posting pictures of myself sometimes because I'm my most willing subject. But also because sometimes it captures a mood or moment - picture/thousandwords/blahblah.

    But I swear I've never done "duck lips."

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  9. I am aware of this usage, but have remained insulated from it to such a degree that it has never bothered me. Dividends of advancing age and a reclusive nature, I suppose.

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  10. In that regard, it seems a perfectly cromulent descriptor.

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  11. Joseph Finn3:19 PM

    I like pictures of food, as long as people aren't using flash.

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