A Lot of People Want to Ban the Word Selfie

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Apparently, every year, Lake Superior State University in Michigan accepts nominations for what words should just be banished from the English language. While we'd be quick to suggest firm, moist, and panties, this year, the most popular unpopular word was selfie. The made-up word, which was named Oxford Dictionaries's word of the year in November, joins twerkhashtag, and Obamacare on the list of Michigan's most-hated for 2013. Though we have to appreciate the feelings of the 2,000-plus people who sent in their submissions, we can't really imagine going back to living in a world without selfies.