Short and sweet today, because I am about to drown in a sea of film reviews and cake batter.
Not at the same time, thankfully, because that’s how one gets ants. Probably.
How I learned this:
A Google search after wondering why otherwise lovely people I know take photos of themselves all the time (I mean daily or more often than that, not that I’m immune to taking pictures of myself too, but I do it far less often than I used to because I was irritating even myself), thinking about the history of self-portraiture, and wondering how early in photographic history people managed to take portraits of themselves.
Of course, if I had been paying attention when the Oxford English Dictionary chose ‘selfie’ as the word of 2013 (a fact I did know from a headline or HIGNFY or something), I might have learned this last year around this time. Ah well.
Per the OED, the word selfie probably comes from a caption on a drunken photo taken in 2002, so you can blame an inebriated Aussie for this fairly annoying, ubiquitous word.
Nuts (or butts) to Christmas presents! Throw some money towards my Christmas Kiva campaign and provide a vital microloan to someone in need (not me, though my finances ARE pretty shambolic)!