Associated Press, “What’s a Group Selfie? Usie”

July 30, 2014

Beth J. Harpaz, “What’s a Group Selfie? Usie” (Associated Press, July 30, 2014)

The word — sometimes spelled usie, sometimes ussie — has been showing up in written material since at least April 2013, according to Ben Zimmer, executive producer of and language columnist for The Wall Street Journal. …

There are countless variations on the theme, including ‘twofie,’ ‘threefie,’ et cetera, if you want to specify the number of people photographed,” said Zimmer.

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