'Selfie' might be Oxford Dictionaries word of the year, but will it still be around in another century?
You may have read that Oxford Dictionaries have decided that 'selfie' is the word of 2013 . It means and, I quote, "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website" Apparently the use of the word has increased 17,000 percent in 2013. I've never used the word myself and don't expect to in the future.
But it did get me thinking about some other words. Socialist words. Words that the media either omit or attempt to empty of their real meaning.