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'Selfie' tops list of words best left in 2013

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This picture of a selfie in action went viral in 2013 - President Barack Obama snapped a selfie with other world leaders during Nelson Mandela's memorial service. This picture of a selfie in action went viral in 2013 - President Barack Obama snapped a selfie with other world leaders during Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

(MyFoxBoston.com) -- The word dubbed the year's best by Oxford Dictionary is now facing exile thanks to an annual list compiled by a Michigan school.

"Selfie" topped Lake Superior State University's 39th annual list of banished words. The list is made up entirely of words nominated by voters.

Oxford Dictionary defines it best, a selfie is "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smart phone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."

The school's website was abuzz with comments shortly after the list's release. One comment from a woman named Lisa described the word as too "selfie-serving."

Miley Cyrus would be less than pleased with the word that came in second. The dance known as twerking took silver behind selfie.


Here is the complete list from Lake Superior State University:

— Selfie

— Twerk/twerking

— Hashtag

— Twittersphere

— Mr. Mom

— T-Bone

— On steroids

— -ageddon

— -pocalypse

— Intellectually/morally bankrupt

— Obamacare

— Adversity (as a sports reference)

— Fan base

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