The word “selfie” had a big year in 2013! It was named word of the year by the OED, and most annoying word by a Michigan university. It has also been busily spreading around the globe and gaining use in other languages – it was even named the Dutch word of the year for 2013.
Since it’s such a useful word in English, it makes sense that it would spread around the world. ‘Selfie’ was invented online (probably in Australia), so we wanted to give speakers of other languages a chance to share their own creative translations. Here are the photos we’ve collected – thanks to everyone for participating. Enjoy!