My husband absolutely hates the word selfie 🙂 Cracks me up at how dead set against the word he is…He is very into computers and photography, but the word selfie just annoys him. He says this word causes his eyes to stumble over it since in his mind it’s not a real word. Rather than selfie he sees selfish. It causes his reading pace to slow down. I can see why this would be frustrating.
I myself like this word 🙂 If you look at language development it’s constantly creating new words all the time. This photo shoot I prepped quite a few photos to include in this post, but this mouth pic is the most significant. I’m not saying my mouth is large, weird, or that I’m a loudmouth. I’m working on a scrapbook of my Dad’s old pictures. Anyway, so one of the pictures my Dad writes “No good, Big Mouth”. He didn’t like any pictures taken with his mouth open (showing teeth). I’m so not like that…it’s hard to get a pic of me without a full grin! 🙂 My last professional photo shoot the photographer had to ask for a closed mouth smile. My father passed away in 2008. So I can’t tell him this now, but if I could I would say, Dad – love your mouth, love your selfie self.
*Thanks Daily Post for another reflective photo challenge.
In our household our kids tend to make up words. Can you interpret them? We use these “made up” words:
Wellow/ Geep Up / Slath/ Apptle / Soffle / Living Loom…hmmm I thought we had more than this. If I remember or notice another one I’ll update this post.
What do you think of the word selfie? Like it? Hate it? Mixed feelings?