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Selfie, Begone

Michael Drew | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Drew

Boy, do I hate the word of the year. You've probably heard it. Yes, the word "selfie," which the Oxford Dictionaries chose as the word of the year f...

A Middle-Aged Woman Weighs In on the Selfie Debate

Victoria Ordin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Victoria Ordin

To read recent pieces in Slate, Jezebel, and the Washington Post, it seems that the selfie controversy counts as news, so I thought I'd explain why this middle-aged woman thinks it's much ado about nothing, except perhaps Second Wave silliness and shallow pop psychology.

And The Word Of The Year Is...

Posted 11.19.2013 | Books

Oxford Dictionaries just announced that their Word of the Year for 2013 is selfie, which means "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically ...

Now You Know Twerking Has Gone Mainstream

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 10.27.2013 | Books

LONDON -- Twerking, the rump-busting up-and-down dance move long beloved on America's hip-hop scene, has officially gone mainstream. It's got the Engl...

'Unfriend' Is Oxford Dictionary's 'Word Of The Year'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — What word sums up 2009? How about unfriend? That's the New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year. It means to remove so...